Heat pumps are hard-working machines that many homeowners use to provide both warmth and cooling for their Chicago North Shore or Chicago Northwest suburbs home. But they’re not indestructible, and like all heating and cooling equipment, they will need to be replaced eventually.

If you’re considering replacing your current heat pump with a new unit, contact Ravinia Plumbing, Sewer, Heating & Electric. Our NATE-certified technicians will inspect the system and help you make a decision regarding repair or replacement. For all of your heat pump needs, including heat pump installation, reach out to Ravinia Plumbing today.

Common Reasons to Replace Your Heat Pump

Although you can never go wrong with asking a qualified HVAC professional for advice, some of the common signs you may need to replace your heat pump system include:

Aging System

Heat pumps typically last about 15 years before they need to be replaced. However, several factors will determine its lifespan, most notably how well it was maintained, its usage, and its make and model. If your heat pump is getting older, consider replacing it before serious issues develop that lead to a complete breakdown on one of the hottest or coldest days of the year.

Frequent Breakdowns

Just like your car, there comes a time when pumping hundreds of dollars into frequent repairs doesn’t make financial sense anymore. Instead, put that money toward the purchase of a new, energy-efficient unit.

Decreased Energy Efficiency

When system components age due to wear and tear, they tend to become less efficient, and your heat pump will run longer cycles to reach the set temperature. If you notice a sudden increase in your energy bills, it could be time to consider replacing your heat pump.

Insufficient Heating and Cooling

Is your heat pump struggling to keep your home comfortable throughout the year, especially on extremely hot and cold days? Poor airflow or hot or cold spots around your home are common signs of an inefficient heat pump.

Strange Noises

Any strange noises are a cause for concern and should be addressed immediately by a qualified HVAC technician. Unusual noises such as grinding, banging, or rattling coming from your heat pump could suggest mechanical issues or damaged components, and a replacement may be warranted.

Finance Your New Heat Pump with Ravinia Plumbing

At Ravinia Plumbing, we understand the purchase of a new heat pump is a significant investment, and many homeowners don’t have the money available to purchase the system outright. That’s why we offer convenient financing options with approved credit. Financing allows you to break up the cost of a new system into affordable monthly payments that work around your budget. Contact Ravinia Plumbing to learn more about our financing options.

Contact Ravinia Plumbing for Heat Pump Installation Service

We understand that replacing your current HVAC system can be a stressful ordeal. Ravinia Plumbing aims to make the process as simple as possible by providing friendly, professional customer service, financing and expert installation service.

Ravinia Plumbing has been in business since 1928 – over 95 years – and in that time, we’ve provided countless Chicagoland residents with high-quality HVAC services. Contact Ravinia Plumbing today to schedule an appointment for heat pump installation services. We also offer 24/7/365 emergency service for issues that require immediate attention.