How Long Do Heat Pumps Last?

Make your home more comfortable with heat pumps & ductless mini-splits

heat pump service McKean county, ny Heat pumps and ductless mini-splits have been growing in popularity in recent years here in the Southern Tier and around the country.

They are being touted as an energy-efficient and environmentally friendly alternative to central air conditioning and window units, as well as for supplemental or whole-house heating.

Rinker Oil and Propane offers expert heat pump installation and service, so you know that your home’s heat pump will last as long as possible while running at peak efficiency.

Heat pump maintenance is essential for a long life

On average, a heat pump can last for 10 to 15 years. However, the lifespan of your heat pump will be influenced by factors such as regular maintenance and frequency of use.

How frequently do you utilize your heat pump? Do you use it continuously throughout the day during summers or only when it is very hot outside? During extremely cold winter weather, does your heating system run constantly for months? The lifespan of your heat pump is affected by weather conditions and the frequency it is used. The longer you operate your system, the more it wears down, which may shorten its lifespan.

To extend the life expectancy of your heat pump, it’s crucial to conduct regular maintenance. A Rinker Oil and Propane service technician will examine your system and identify any small problems during a professional tune-up. The technician will fix the issues to prevent them from escalating into bigger and pricier problems.

For optimal longevity of your heat pump, make sure to schedule maintenance twice a year: once at the start of the heating season and again at the start of the cooling season.

Signs your heat pump needs to be replaced

While heat pumps are well made, they do not last forever. Eventually, you will need to replace them. Here are some indicators that the time has come to do so. If you recognize any of these signs with your heat pump, contact us to begin the replacement process.

  1. Repairs become more frequent. As your heat pump gets older, you’ll need to have repairs done on it occasionally due to normal wear and tear. However, if you find yourself having to repair your heat pump frequently, those expenses can accumulate. Eventually, replacing the entire unit may be more cost-effective.
  2. Your energy bills are inexplicably higher. Have you observed an increase in your energy bills? This could indicate that your heat pump is not utilizing energy efficiently. Your monthly energy bills are increasing due to your heat pump working harder than it should for maintaining the same heating and cooling. Getting a new heat pump installed can be a solution to lower your energy bills.
  3. Your indoor air quality isn’t as good as it used to be. Your heat pump not only ensures comfortable temperatures in your home, but it also plays a vital role in maintaining good indoor air quality. If you’ve been experiencing increased humidity, dust, or allergy symptoms, it may be time to upgrade to a newer and more efficient heat pump.

Rinker Oil and Propane is the Southern Tier’s leader for expert heat pump installation and service. Contact us today for more information about how heat pumps can make your home better!