Heat Pumps: Repair vs. Replace
Comfort Hounds is the best at what we do. We provide a variety of services for the greater Raleigh area, including furnace repair, commercial HVAC services, duct cleaning, and more. Heat pumps are essential year-long. Without them, neither the hot or cold air would be getting into your home.
A heat pump is a device that transfers heat from one place to another. It can be used to heat or cool a building. Heat pumps work by extracting heat energy from the air, water, or ground and transferring it into the building.
There are two types of heat pumps: air–source and ground–source. Air–source heat pumps use the outside air to extract heat energy. Ground–source heat pumps use the temperature of the earth as a source of thermal energy.
Heat pump repairs are necessary when there is something wrong with the system that is preventing it from performing its usual function.
The three most common problems that require a repair are:
1) Low refrigerant levels
The refrigerant is what helps transfer the heat from one place to another in the system. When there is not enough refrigerant, it can prevent the system from working properly.
2) Frozen coils
If cold air is blowing out of your vents, it may be because your coils have frozen over. This will prevent your system from cooling your home properly.
3) Clogged filters
A clogged filter will restrict airflow and prevent your system from working efficiently. If your heat pump is not working properly, it may need to be repaired.
However, if it is more than 10 years old or has been causing you problems for some time, it may be more cost effective to install a new one.
When deciding whether to repair or replace your heat pump, there are several factors you should consider:
1) The age of your heat pump
A newer heat pump is likely to be more energy efficient than an older one.
2) The cost of repairs
Sometimes repairs can be expensive, especially if the problem is with a major component like the compressor.
3) The efficiency of your current heat pump
If your current heat pump is not very efficient, replacing it with a newer model could save you money in the long run.
When deciding whether to repair or replace your heat pump, always consult with a professional HVAC technician. They will be able to assess the condition of your system and recommend the best course of action. That’s why Comfort Hounds is the best place to go to for all of your heat pump needs. We’ll provide you with the best service possible and ensure that your heat pump is safely repaired or quickly replaced and installed. Give us a call at 919-578-7798 complete a contact form so that we can get your heat pump working properly again!