The average life expectancy of a Salisbury, Maryland, heat pump is 8 to 12 years. Do you have a heat pump in that age range that needs a repair? If so, a heat pump installation might make more financial sense. Here are four things to consider before you decide to repair or replace your heat pump:
Heat pumps lose efficiency with age. According to the Department of Energy, replacing a 10-year-old heat pump with an Energy Star model can save you up to 20 percent on utility bills. The latest heat pump technology combines multi-stage compressors with variable speed blower motors. These cutting-edge features increase energy savings even more and take indoor comfort to a whole new level.
Spotty maintenance can shave years off the life expectancy of a heat pump. Frequent repairs, lackluster performance and high utility bills can all result from skipping seasonal tune-ups. A poorly maintained system may not be worth fixing, especially if it’s over 10 years old.
A heat pump’s job is to keep you comfortable. The degree to which it does that without gobbling energy is a measure of its value. A good heat pump should control humidity and keep indoor air cleaner. It should heat and cool your home evenly and consistently. A well-maintained system that does all that and is under 10 years old is probably worth repairing.
Tax Credits and Rebates
If you decide to opt for a new heat pump installation, you may be eligible for tax credits and savings. You can find more information on Energy.gov about state and federal rebate and tax exemptions. A good contractor will also get you all the discounts and rebates that you qualify for.
Red Dog Associates provides no-cost heat pump installation consultations. Call us today to learn more.