Although the name of the component can be misleading, a heat pump works to warm your home in winter and cool it in summer months as well. If you are a Bay Area homeowner in San Mateo, Hayward, San Francisco, or other surrounding areas, you may be experiencing symptoms that could indicate your heat pump needs to be replaced. At Ortiz Heating & Air Conditioning, we like to educate our customers and keep them informed, helping to enjoy better energy efficiency and lower cooling/heating bills.
Here are three signs you need to watch for:
Your system isn’t heating or cooling as good as it once did
When you notice that your home seems more uncomfortable either in summer or winter months, it could be that the heat pump is wearing out. This is particularly true if yours is nearing 15 years old, or even older. A new model will cost you initially, but will save you repeated repair costs and give you back the comfort you once experienced, along with energy savings.
Higher energy bills
Are your energy bills higher than they used to be? If you still set your thermostat on 78 degrees in summer or 70 in winter months, but your bill continues to increase even though you have made no changes to the way you use your system, it could indicate a problem with the heat pump. A heat pump really “sucks” electricity, more than any other appliance in your home. Have your Bay Area HVAC contractor check out the heat pump to see if it is the problem, and replace if necessary.
Do you find that you’re calling your air conditioning contractor more and more often for problems with your heating/cooling system? If you have had your system repaired two or three times within a one year time period or have spent more than $500 on repairs, it is time to call in the professionals. You’ll likely need a new heat pump installed.
If you are a homeowner in the San Francisco Bay Area and suspect your heat pump is on its last leg, give Ortiz Heating & A/C a call today. We’re the experts who want to help you save on energy costs, while enjoying a comfortable home.