How Long Does a Heat Pump Typically Last?
The majority of heat pumps have an operational life of 15 to 20 years. The life of your heat pump can be increased, just like with any mechanical device, by using high-quality materials and following maintenance schedules.
Does My Heat Pump Need Professional Repair or Replacement?
Yes, a thorough understanding of electrical systems and mechanical parts is necessary to repair a heat pump. Your health and safety could be in danger if the heat pump is not fixed correctly or the replacement is not set up and installed correctly.
When it's very cold outside, will the heat pump run?
Even when it is below zero outside, the majority of heat pumps can still produce heat. In West Virginia, it doesn't happen often, but if you're worried that it'll leave you freezing, we can install a backup heating system that will turn on when the temperature falls below the heat pump's recommended temperature.
Do Heat Pumps Need to Be Covered?
No, a heat pump does not require covering. Because they are made to function in any weather, heat pumps can lose efficiency when they are covered. Instead of covering your heat pump, we advise clearing the area around it of any debris sources like tree branches, leaves, and other objects.
What Indicates a Heat Pump Needs to Be Replaced?
A heat pump may begin to age after about ten years. It's time to think about a replacement when repairs become more frequent and issues persist. Specifically, issues with compressors, reversing valves, outdoor coils, etc. are problems that frequently mean a replacement is necessary.
For more details on heat pumps and the heat pump replacement services we provide in Charleston, Hurricane, Huntington, and Southern West Virginia, call Montani Mechanical Group at (304) 470-4701.