Where Do Experts Put The General Life Span Of A Heat-Pump System?
In the Tampa Bay area, heat pumps are a smart and efficient way to provide year-round heating and cooling. In summer you get efficient cooling as the heat pump transfers warm air outside of your home; in the milder winters, warm air is transferred into your home to provide efficient heating.
Unlike a conventional furnace or air conditioner, a heat pump operates during both the heating and cooling seasons, which means it runs much more frequently. Most experts say that the average heat-pump system life span is about fifteen years, but the actual lifetime of your equipment will depend on a few factors:
- Regular Maintenance – The number one way to extend your heat-pump system life span is to invest in seasonal maintenance. Like any mechanical system, your heat pump needs to be periodically tuned up. Regular cleaning and adjustments will not only lengthen equipment life, but they will also increase efficiency and improve home comfort.
- Quality Equipment – The higher quality equipment you purchase, the longer it will last. Although cheaper systems may cost you less in the short term, factor in the lifetime costs and you will find that a higher quality heat pump will actually cost you less in the long run.
- Filter Changes – In addition to regular professional HVAC maintenance, you can lengthen a heat-pump system’s life span by changing the air filter on a monthly basis. Clean air filters will protect your equipment from dust and dirt, and they will also help improve your indoor air quality.
The best way to ensure that you invest in a quality heat pump that will last as long as possible is by working with a professional heating and cooling contractor. An expert will help you determine the correct size for your home, and also help you calculate estimated savings for different models.
Simpson Air installs and maintains a range of high-efficiency heat-pump systems. If you’re in the market for a new heating and cooling system, or just need to get a tune-up for your existing equipment, give us a call today.
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