In Braselton, GA, we rely on our heat pumps year-round, so it’s likely that you’ll eventually have to decide whether to repair or replace yours. Sometimes, a simple repair is a viable option, but in other cases, you need to replace your heat pump. Here, we explain when it’s a good idea to invest in a heat pump replacement.

Age of System

The general rule regarding heat pumps is that you should replace them after 15 years. Older heat pumps usually have decreased energy efficiency and are more prone to breakdowns than newer models. However, it’s possible that an older heat pump could still have life left in it, so the best way to find out is to ask one of our technicians.

Regular heat pump maintenance and timely repairs will help make your HVAC system more energy efficient. Sometimes, however, even top-flight repairs from one of our professional technicians won’t cut it. In these cases, it’s best to replace your heat pump.

Cost of Upkeep

Even though repairing your heat pump is less expensive than replacing it, there might come a time when repairing it is no longer reasonable. One of the best reasons to replace an ailing heat pump is to avoid an endless cycle of repairs.

By speaking with us and having one of our technicians look at your existing heat pump, you can determine whether fixing what you already have is the best course of action. After all, during summer’s heat, you’ll want to stay cool with a heat pump that can do the job.

Doing the Math

The cutoff point where repairs are no longer a good idea is when they equal half of the cost of purchasing a new heat pump. It often makes sense to get a new heat pump if it just won’t turn on at all, which generally indicates the need for a major repair.

You can trust our nearly five decades of experience and our full accreditation and A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. So, whether you want to repair or replace your heat pump, contact us at Pruitt Heating & Air, Inc. for a heat pump service appointment.

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