Because heat pumps are expensive, families in Athens, GA, want theirs to last as long as possible. How long can you expect your heat pump to last, and what can you do to extend its longevity? Here’s what you need to know:
How Long Does a Heat Pump Last?
How long your heat pump will last depends on several factors. Assuming you have an air-source heat pump, you can expect it to last between 15 to 25 years.
A neglected one may give out after just 10 years. When deciding about maintenance tasks and replacement, you should remember that you use your heat pump throughout the year since it both cools and heats your home.
The best way to help your heat pump last as long as possible is to schedule annual maintenance for it. One of our service technicians will perform tasks that extend its life, such as lubricating moving parts, cleaning the units and inspecting electrical wiring.
Change Air Filters
You can extend the life of your heat pump by regularly changing the air filters. A dirty air filter restricts airflow, which causes your heat pump to work much harder than needed. Depending on the situation in your home, you may need to change it every month.
The less you use your heat pump, the longer it should last. You should optimally set it to 68 degrees in the winter and 78 degrees during the summer. If you don’t already use a smart thermostat to manage your home’s climate control, now’s the time to do so. Smart thermostats help homeowners save energy and money.
We can help your family in Athens, GA, with our heat pump service needs. We’re also experts in a wide range of other HVAC services. Contact us today to take your indoor climate control to the next level of efficiency and comfort.
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