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Signs That Your Heat Pump Needs to Be Replaced

Heat pump on the fritz?

How to know when to upgrade.


If you have an older heat pump, you might be starting to wonder how much longer it will keep your home cool in the summer and warm all winter long. After all, when a North Shore, MA or Seacoast, NH home relies on a system for both heating AND cooling, there’s never a great time for an emergency breakdown!

So the question becomes, when should you replace your heat pump? There are a few signs Kearney recommends looking out for to know if your heat pump might be nearing the end of its life. Read on to learn more from the trusted team at Kearney HVAC!

Signs That Your Heat Pump Will Need Replacing Soon

Dust Accumulation

When you clean your home, do you notice a greater accumulation of dust that you can’t explain? Your ductless or ducted heat pump filters the air in your home in addition to heating and cooling, so if you’re seeing more dust than before and you change your air filters regularly, it could mean that your heat pump is struggling and that a newer model would operate more efficiently and provide better indoor air quality (IAQ).

Rising Energy Bills

If your heat pump is costing more to operate than it used to, it, unfortunately, isn’t a great sign. It’s not uncommon for a heat pump to run for longer spans of time to reach your preferred home heating or cooling settings when it’s starting to lose power and is ready to be replaced.

Frequent Breakdowns

Is your heat pump frequently breaking down or needing urgent repairs? One or two breakdowns are to be expected as long as they don’t come one after the other. Still, any emergency breakdown can be stressful and costly!

At Kearney, we recommend considering an upgraded HVAC system like Mitsubishi Electric heat pumps if the repairs on your current system will cost more than 50% of the replacement cost.

Nearing (or Over) 10 Years Old

Wondering how long heat pumps last? These HVAC systems are known to provide efficient heating and cooling, but all good things must, unfortunately, come to an end! The average heat pump will last for 10-15 years when well-maintained, with some outliers having a longer or shorter lifespan.

Why Upgrade to a New Heat Pump

As a current ducted heat pump or ductless mini split owner, you know why Kearney loves heat pumps! Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Air Conditioning systems offer a myriad of benefits, such as:

  • Versatile heating AND cooling

  • Whisper-quiet operation

  • Built-in air filtration

  • Low maintenance

  • No need for flammable fuels to operate

  • And more!

Newer heat pump models continue to be more and more efficient, saving you even more on monthly energy costs when you upgrade. Plus, Massachusetts homeowners can save up to $10,000 on heat pump installation with the Mass Save® Heat Pump Rebate! Kearney’s expert installers can help you qualify.

Protect Your Investment With Preventative Maintenance

Upgrading your heat pump to a new Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Air Conditioning system is a major investment in your home’s health, comfort, and efficiency. One of the best ways to protect your investment and keep your heat pump running optimally for years to come is by signing up for a Preventive Maintenance Agreement with Kearney HVAC.

By joining Kearney’s affordable maintenance program, you’ll be able to enjoy:

  • A Full Performance Tune Up

  • No Emergency Fee Priority Service, 365 Days a Year

  • 10% Off Repair Labor & Replacement Parts

  • Condenser Coil and Evaporator Coil Inspection

  • 10% Off New HVAC Unit Purchases

Find out if you’d be wise to upgrade your heat pump. Call Kearney at 978-388-0845or contact us online today!