1. Consider The Warranty
If your heat pump is relatively new and having issues, chances are that it’s still covered by the manufacturer’s warranty. Heat pump warranties can range from 1-10 years, so make sure that you understand the documentation that came with your heat pump.
If it’s still in warranty, a company like James Air Heating And Air Conditioning may be able to repair it for free – so that’s the best choice!
2. Think About The Age Of Your Unit
If your unit is not in warranty, and it’s over 15 years old, it’s probably best to replace it. Most heat pumps are designed to last for about 15 years and begin to become less efficient over time. In the long run, repairing an old heat pump can cost you a lot more than replacing it with a brand-new one.
3. Consider The Cost Of Repairs
Once you’ve got a quote, you can get a better understanding of what it will cost to repair your heat pump. Minor issues like straightening coil fins are inexpensive – but if a major part like the compressor or air handler motor is broken, you could be looking at hundreds of dollars in repair costs. It may make more sense to just replace the unit.
Need Help Making A Decision? Contact James Air!
At James Air Heating And Air Conditioning, we heat pump experts. We can diagnose your heat pump, and give you a recommendation, to help you decide if you should repair it or replace it. Get in touch now!