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Heat pumps in Acworth, GA, can last 10 to 15 years. Depending on how often you use your heat pump and how well you maintain it, it could even provide a good 20 years of service. Eventually, though, it will show signs that it needs replacing; here are three prominent ones to be aware of.

Extraordinarily High Bills for No Known Reason

You’ll obviously see a difference in your energy bills between the months when your heat pump was used very little and the month when you kicked off your regular heating schedule. It’s when you notice a spike in your utility bill in the absence of any such transition that you should begin to consider what might be wrong.

Failure to Complete a Cycle

This differs from short cycling, in which a heat pump heats your home in short, rapid cycles. Failure to complete a cycle refers to the inability of a heat pump to even reach the temperature on your thermostat. Rather than settle for lukewarm air, have a technician come over to determine the extent of the problem.

Frequent Breakdowns

Maybe you’re facing more than just lukewarm heating. The heat pump may be breaking down, parts may need replacing, the refrigerant line may leak, and so on. Some heating repairs are inevitable, but if you feel like you’re scheduling more than usual, consider a brand-new system.

The $5,000 rule may help in this regard. Multiply the cost of a repair by your system’s age in years. If it exceeds $5,000, a replacement is probably advisable.

For expert heating installation in Acworth, call E. Smith Heating & Air Conditioning today. Our family-owned and -operated business has been keeping homeowners comfortable since 1962. We guarantee 100% customer satisfaction with the work of our NATE-certified technicians.

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