It’s not surprising that many Corona families already rely on heat pumps to stay warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Our moderate climate is perfect for this technology, which is far more energy efficient than traditional HVAC systems. As a result, heat pump systems are better for the environment, your wallet, and your family’s comfort.

If you’re looking for a heat pump replacement, we’re preaching to the choir. Since you already know how wonderful it is to rely on this novel technology for both heating and cooling instead of traditional central air conditioning and furnaces, let’s move right on to how we can help. Friends & Family HVAC has years of experience working with heat pumps, so we can handle just about any residential heat pump replacement.

How to Tell It’s Time for Heat Pump Replacement

One of the benefits of working with our team of expert HVAC technicians is that we offer a full range of heat pump services, including both replacements and repairs. If your heat pump isn’t working as intended and you’re not sure what to do, just ask us. We’ll inspect the system, take a look at the unit’s service history, then discuss your options and offer an unbiased, professional opinion.

We know that the anticipated heat pump replacement cost is probably near the top of your priorities list. However, heat pump cost concerns extend beyond the short-term investment required to install a new system. You’ll also need to take into account the cost of current and potential future repairs. If you want to get the most out of your current equipment before scheduling a heat pump system replacement, keep an eye out for the warning signs below.

Old Age

Most heat pumps are designed to last at least 10-15 years. If you’ve been providing adequate maintenance, yours might last longer. However, even well-maintained heat pumps start to lose efficiency as they age, and they start to break down more often. Heat pump replacement is almost always the most cost-effective option for units with ages that are well into the double digits. 

Frequent Repairs

Although most heat pumps last at least ten years, they all age at different rates. It makes little sense to hold onto a heat pump that seems to be breaking down all the time just because it hasn’t reached its manufacturer’s expected lifespan. When the cost of repairs approaches half of the total heat pump replacement cost, it’s time to consider investing in a new unit.

Rising Bills

While it’s true that the cost of electricity is on the rise, it only explains so much when it comes to rising energy bills. When your expenses just seem to keep climbing even though you haven’t changed anything about how you use the system, that usually means your heat pump isn’t working as efficiently as it should be. Sometimes, some basic repairs can restore it to normal. If that doesn’t help, it’s time to consider a residential heat pump replacement.

What to Expect During Heat Pump Replacement

When you schedule a heat pump replacement with Friends & Family HVAC, we’ll make sure you know just what to expect every step of the way. We offer transparent pricing so that you don’t have to worry about whether there will be hidden fees tacked onto the heat pump cost and keep you in the loop throughout the entire process.

Step One: Initial Consultation

Once you’ve decided it’s time for a heat pump system replacement, we’ll start by scheduling an initial consultation to discuss your family’s needs. If your old system was providing sufficient comfort and had no trouble keeping up with demand but it’s been breaking down frequently, that tells us the new unit can have roughly the same heating and cooling capacity. Sometimes, we’ll recommend upgrading to a larger unit, instead. We can only help you make this decision after inspecting your current system and discussing your family’s needs.

Step Two: Removal of the Old Heat Pump

Next, we’ll disconnect your old heat pump for safe removal and responsible disposal. You can expect us to treat your home with the utmost respect during this process.

Step Three: New System Installation

In most cases, we’ll install your new heat pump right where the old one was. If it’s bigger, we may have to make certain accommodations, but otherwise, it’s a simple matter of getting the unit into place and hooking it up to the existing ground loop, ductwork, and electrical wiring.

Call Friends & Family HVAC to Discuss Your Options

No matter what stage of the heat pump replacement process you’re in, you can trust us to offer expert advice and professional help. Whether your old heat pump was installed by our team or someone else, we’ve got all the experience, equipment, and expertise required to help you complete your replacement efficiently and affordably. Call (866) 482-2326 to discuss your options and schedule a consultation.