You can generally expect your heat pump to last 15 years or more, but it is important to be aware of the warning signs of the need for heat pump repair:
- System short-cycling, running long, or not coming on at all
- Unusual sounds or odors from vents or equipment
- Unexplained increases in heating and cooling costs
- Home not heating or cooling as needed
Staying on top of repairs as soon as you notice the need for them will help keep the complexity and cost or the repairs to a minimum. You’ll also reduce your risk of complete system failure that could result in you having to replace your heat pump.
When you call your HVAC technician for heat pump service, they’ll start with a thorough inspection of your equipment. If your heat pump is a ducted variety, they’ll inspect the ducts as well to ensure they understand the full extent of any issues. They can then create a cost estimate for you to approve before getting started with the repairs.