You’re putting off the replacement of your heat pump in Portsmouth, VA, until it’s absolutely necessary. This makes sense, but you want to schedule this major step before a complete breakdown. Heat pumps that need replacing will usually give off these three signs:

Consistently Poor Performance

Heat pumps that are going bad will cycle for far shorter or far longer than they should, or they may fail to provide the hot or cold air you like altogether. These poor results don’t change even when you sink money into repairs. By that time, you can safely say that replacing the system is more cost-effective in the long run.

Old System and Frequent Breakdowns

Sometimes, a repair can improve performance, but you have to consider the system’s age. If your heat pump hasn’t reached 10 years old yet, you may opt for repairs. But if it’s nearing the maximum 15- or 20-year lifespan, don’t put more money into it just to extend its life for a few months before it breaks down again.

Stale Air and High Humidity

When heat pump performance declines, the indoor air quality follows suit. Get a new system and you won’t need to worry about high humidity levels or pollutants floating around that aggravate asthma and allergy sufferers. In the meantime, make sure to change your heat pump’s filter every month. By doing so, you’ll help it perform better and protect your indoor air quality.

Contact BAJA Heating & Cooling today for a heat pump inspection appointment, and our NATE-certified service technicians will determine what sort of replacement product would fit your home in Portsmouth. We’ll be happy to show you our wide selection of Trane products and deliver a high-quality installation from start to finish. Established in 2013, our company has service technicians with decades of combined experience.

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