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Heat Pump Installation

Using vents and ducts, a heat pump moves air through the rooms of your house. It functions like an air conditioner to cool your home, and it heats your home by absorbing heat from the outdoors and transferring it indoors. Since your heat pump has two important jobs to do, it’s no surprise that it can suffer from wear and tear. Parts like compressors, coils, and electrical components can be expensive to replace — in many cases, a new heat pump is a more economical (and more efficient) choice.

Time to Replace Your Heat Pump

How do you know when to replace your heat pump? Warning signs include a sudden climb in energy consumption, noises from your system, and inconsistent airflow in your home. You can usually chalk these issues up to old age. If your heat pump has called for frequent repairs or is approaching its life expectancy (10 to 12 years), then it’s time to consider replacing it.

Signs it’s time for a new heat pump

Not sure when to replace your heat pump? There are a couple of key indicators to keep your eyes and ears out for:

  • Auxiliary heat is running much more often than it used to

  • Frequent service calls and repairs

  • Age of the system — it may be time to explore more efficient equipment options

How Does a Heat Pump Replacement or Installation Work?

Get an assessment of your current system

An HVAC specialist will assess your system to get a feel for its size, type, and the shape it’s in. If you’re looking to install a heat pump for the first time, the specialist will assess your whole home ⁠— the size of the house, the ductwork, your current system — to see if making the switch to a heat pump is right for you.

Review the heat pump estimate with the specialist

You’ll be quoted based on the type of heat pump and its size. You have options, so don’t be afraid to ask questions!

Install your heat pump

An HVAC technician will come to your house to install your new heat pump. This is typically done in a single day, depending on the service provider and how elaborate the installation is.

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