A heat pump is a fantastic way to lower your energy bills. Like any other component of your HVAC system, though, it needs maintenance from time to time. And after a while, you’ll need to invest in a more modern system. But how do you know exactly when it’s time to upgrade? Watch for these three signs that you need a new heat pump in your Surf City, North Carolina, home:

Higher Bills

Many homeowners choose a new heat pump instead of a furnace because pumps are more efficient in this climate. But you won’t get to enjoy this benefit if you own a bad pump. If you notice your energy use and utility bill rising, schedule heat pump maintenance to figure out if it’s a simple issue or something serious.

Strange Sounds

If you hear a strange sound coming from your heat pump, don’t take it lightly. This is a clear indication that something is wrong. 

If checking for loose parts and replacing the filter doesn’t stop the sound, you may have to change out the motor or another part. At this point, it might be a better choice to upgrade to a new pump.

Frequent Repairs

If it seems like you’re constantly calling a service technician to repair your HVAC system, it might be worth investing in a new pump. If you’re working with an older system that’s been managing OK, ask your HVAC service technician whether a new heat pump is a better investment. He or she can give you an honest answer about the right time to get a new heat pump.

The XV20i and XV18 variable speed pumps are two of the best options currently on the market. If you’d like more information about these new heat pumps, contact Gideon Heating & Air Conditioning at 910-408-3491. We can also get you started on a maintenance service plan and answer any other questions you have about our services.

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