When it’s time to replace the heat pump in your Kansas City home, there are a few significant factors that should be considered before proceeding with your purchase. Here are just five things to consider before replacing your home heat pump.
Age of system: It’s very common to get 15 to 20 years of use out of a heat pump, possibly more if your system has had proper maintenance care. However, older heat pumps will eventually start showing signs of failure, requiring a replacement. Have your existing heat pump checked and evaluated by an HVAC professional before making the choice to replace it.
Sizing: All heating and cooling equipment must be properly sized, which means it has to have the functional capacity to produce the necessary amount of heating and cooling for your home. A load calculation will show how much heating and cooling you need, based on your individual requirements. With this information on hand, you can find a system that provides the level of indoor comfort you need.
Efficiency: Heat pumps are highly efficient, so you may choose a replacement to obtain the benefits of a newer, more efficient model. There are also efficiency-boosting features you can add to your heat pump, such as scroll compressors, variable-speed blowers and dual-speed compressors.
Home insulation and seal: The energy efficiency of your home can have a significant impact on the performance of your heat pump. Before replacing a heat pump, make sure your home is properly insulated and that air leaks have been sealed to prevent energy loss.
Repair or replace: In some cases, repairing your existing heat pump makes more sense than replacing it. If your system is still relatively new and in good condition, repairs could extend its life by several years. Have your heat pump inspected carefully before deciding to replace it.
Overland Park Heating & Cooling has been serving our loyal customers in Overland Park, Johnson County and the Greater Kansas City area since 1983. Contact us today for more information about replacing your home heat pump.
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