A good heat pump will last for many years. After installing one, you won’t need to think about replacing or upgrading it for a very long time to come. If, however, you have a heat pump that is several years old and is starting to show signs of slowing down, it might be time to consider an upgrade. If you’re unsure about this, consider these six benefits of a heat pump upgrade.
1. Improved Performance
The most obvious benefit of getting a new heat pump is simply that it will work better than your current one. You might have a pump that is on its way out and is not heating rooms properly or is just costing too much to run. Once a new one is installed, you will immediately feel the difference. It will heat better and more thoroughly, and it will be easier to use.
2. Increased Energy Efficiency
The newer models of heat pumps are designed to be electric. If you’re taking steps to make your home eco-friendlier, then installing a new heating system could play a major role.
3. Improve Home Resale Value
A brand-new heat pump instantly adds to the resale value of your home. As with any upgrade you make to the building, a new heat pump counts as an improvement that you can justifiably cite as a reason to ask for more when you put your house on the market.
4. Easier, More Effective Maintenance
New heat pump systems are designed to function at extremely high levels of efficiency. Provided you follow a regular maintenance routine after your upgrade, you will notice considerable decreases in your energy bills. Maintenance remains the key to enjoying the benefits of an upgraded heat pump, however. A well-maintained heat pump will consume 10-25% less energy than a neglected one.
5. More Control
An upgraded system with a variable-speed fan motor will enable you to run your fan for longer without degrading the pump’s performance. Including a programmable thermostat in the installation will help you automate the fan’s operation so that it doesn’t overwork, and operates in line with your climate control requirements. Newer, upgraded systems enable the inclusion of these advanced control systems, which make operation, maintenance and energy saving that much easier.
Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning is a long-running, family-owned business in Martinez, CA. If you are considering upgrading your heat pump, one of our NATE-certified technicians will be glad to give you a free estimate. Contact us now for more information.