Heat Pump Dealbreakers

Heat Pump Dealbreakers

Heat Pump Dealbreakers

How long have you had your heat pump? Or, have you had a different air conditioning system and you’re ready to replace it with a state-of-the-art heat pump? Well, then we’re going to help you with some valuable information.

Heat pumps, just like other HVAC systems, don’t last forever. They tend to run into a few problems when they get older, and it’s in recognizing these problems that a homeowner can figure out if the system needs to be replaced or not.


Let’s be clear–you can always call our team for heat pump replacement in Friendsville, TN, but some of our customers would like to be 100% certain before they know they need a heat pump replacement.

We hope that after reading this blog, you’ll know to spot some of the signs that your heat pump needs to be replaced by a system that works better, more efficiently, and without as much hassle.

Signs of a Failing Heat Pump

In order to understand just what can happen to a heat pump that’s reached old age, we’ve got to talk about signs that a heat pump might display when it’s failing. Here are just a few.

  • Old Age: A heat pump that reaches 10-15 years is always going to be worth replacing. At this point, a lot of the system’s components have reached the end of their life expectancy, and it’s only a matter of time before they fall apart and need to be replaced. Age simply makes every problem worse in a system, and it’s worth avoiding the following headaches by replacing the unit when you’re prepared.
  • Inefficiency: An old or outdated heat pump simply won’t work as energy-efficiently as one that’s younger. This is because over time the system will have degraded and worn down many of the components, requiring more energy to work at the same heating or cooling capacity it once provided. Also, new advances in technology have made newer model heat pumps more efficient.
  • Inaccurate Temperature Control: Heat pumps are usually exceptional at accurately treating the air in your home. However, after a certain point, they could start being “off.” We recommend having your system replaced if it just can’t reach the setting you put on your thermostat.
  • Constant Repairs: Repairs are fine if they’re once every so often. However, if your heat pump requires repairs every year, then that’s way too much. Think about how annoying it is to call, schedule, and pay for repairs while also paying for maintenance. That’s too much!
  • An Expensive Repair: If the heat pump’s compressor breaks down, the repairs alone could cost half or more of what a new heat pump would cost. This could be a good reason to invest in a new system.

Evaluate Problems Together

Usually, a heat pump that’s older doesn’t just run into one problem at a time. It’s common that an aging heat pump starts running inefficiently, as well as requiring constant repairs to stay working. This can mean the system needs to be replaced, but it’s recognizing the fact that all of these symptoms are happening at once that gets hard.

If you’re unsure as to what’s going on with your heat pump system, you can always call our team for support.

Contact Fannon & Sons Heating Cooling to invest in a new heat pump replacement. Welcome to the Family!