Heat pumps are great HVAC appliances, especially as they are so versatile – they keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. In addition to being considered more economical devices, one of the main reasons why people choose the heat pump. But like any other device of the type, over time they may have defects or malfunctions.
And when that moment comes, many people ask themselves the same question: what is more worth it? Repair the device or replace it with a more modern one? With that in mind, today we will try to answer this important question. Keep reading to find out more.
All About Heat Pumps
Before we get down to business, if you have a heat pump, we recommend that you take a look at the articles that we have already published here about this type of device. Here you’ll find simple tips to keep your device running smoothly. If you don’t have one yet but are considering this possibility, here we talk about the pros and cons and here we help you choose the ideal size for your home.
Problems With Heat Pump
Over the years, there are a number of common issues that can occur with heat pumps. Among the main ones are: blown motor, difficulty turning the device on or off, broken thermostat, circuit breaker problems, leaks etc.
If you are noticing any malfunctions in your device, contact your trusted technician and he will be able to better evaluate the heat pump and suggest suitable solutions. It is worth remembering that annual professional maintenance is always recommended to avoid major problems – in the Vancouver and Burnaby area, contact us directly at Nation. Our professionals are specialized in HVAC appliances and can help you.
But since knowledge is never enough, keep reading to better understand what is more worth – repairing or replacing.
Should I Have my Heat Pump Replaced?
To reach this conclusion, start by answering the following questions: Is your device more than ten years old? Have you ever been alerted by an HVAC professional about carbon monoxide leaks before? Have you noticed that your device is no longer able to heat your home in winter as it used to? Or that your electricity bill keeps increasing month by month? Has your device not been installed by a professional?
If you answered yes to some of the questions above, it may be time to switch to a more modern device. Remembering that DIY installations are not recommended – many people try to save money by doing the installation themselves and end up damaging the device, and thus having to spend even more afterwards.
Should I Have my Heat Pump Repaired?
If your device is less than ten years old, it is likely that it still has a few years of life left. In these cases, the repair bill is usually not so high and the parts are not so worn out yet, so it’s more worth doing the repair.
In this case, always be aware of different noises and keep the annual professional maintenance schedule.
Heat Pump Repair and Installation in West Vancouver
We remind you that if you need help with your heat pump, we at Nation can help you. Click here to contact us and we can help you in the best way possible.