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Heating Installation Service

Choosing between a heat pump and a furnace is vital for your home's heating efficiency. Heat pumps offer year-round heating and cooling by transferring outside air, while furnaces provide robust warmth through fuel combustion. Professional Air Solutions excels in servicing both, ensuring whichever system you opt for, your home stays comfortably warm. Our expert team focuses on optimizing your system for maximum performance and energy efficiency, guaranteeing a cozy home environment in any season.


Signs It's Time to Replace Your Heat Pump or Furnace

recognizing when it’s time to replace your heat pump or furnace is crucial for maintaining your home’s comfort and efficiency. Here are some common signs for each:

Heat Pump:

Age: If your heat pump is more than 10-15 years old and starting to have frequent issues, it might be time for a replacement.


Increased Energy Bills: A significant increase in your energy bills could indicate your heat pump is losing efficiency.


Frequent Repairs: If you're calling for repairs more often than usual, replacing your heat pump might be more cost-effective.


Inconsistent Heating or Cooling: Difficulty maintaining comfortable temperatures or noticing cold spots can signify a failing heat pump.


Strange Noises: Unusual sounds like grinding or squealing from your heat pump could indicate serious internal issues.


Age: Furnaces typically last 15-20 years. If yours is within this age range and experiencing problems, consider a replacement.


Rising Heating Bills: An old furnace may have to work harder to heat your home, leading to higher utility bills.


Frequent Repairs: Similar to heat pumps, if the cost of repairs begins to add up, investing in a new furnace might be more economical.


Yellow Flame: The flame in your gas furnace should be blue. A yellow flame suggests it might be producing carbon monoxide, a dangerous situation that needs immediate attention.


Strange Noises: Banging, popping, or rattling noises from your furnace can indicate it’s time for a replacement.

Both systems show clear signs when they’re nearing the end of their lifecycle. Paying attention to these signs and consulting with a professional like Professional Air Solutions can help you make an informed decision about whether to repair or replace your heat pump or furnace.

Furnace FAQ's

How long does a typical furnace last?

Furnaces typically last for about 15 to 20 years. Elements that can affect your furnace’s lifespan include the environment in which you live, maintenance, and grade of your equipment. Having the proper maintenance done professionally will make the biggest impact on how long your furnace lasts. Lastly, when purchasing a furnace, it will end up saving you money in the long run to buy a higher-grade system. They handle better, last longer, and are usually more energy efficient which means you will save money on your monthly bills.

Do high-efficiency furnaces really save money?

Yes, high-efficiency furnaces will absolutely save you money. Furnace efficiency is rated by the government by how much gas comes in vs. how much heat is delivered into the home. Furnaces that are higher in efficiency are safer, cleaner, and because they work less hard, cost you less to run them.


Will a new furnace save me money?

Yes, a new furnace will very likely save you money as furnaces are only replaced every 15 to 20 years. With the advancement of today’s technology, the chances of there being a much more energy efficient model available, are sky-high. The more energy efficient the furnace is, the more money it will save you.

Heat Pump FAQ's

What is the average lifespan of a heat pump?

The average lifespan of a heat pump built between the 1970s through 1980s is generally about 15 years, with newer units being able to last even longer. The main determining factor in how long your heat pump will last is how well you maintain it. It’s critical to perform preventative maintenance at least once a year to keep your pump in prime condition.


What’s the difference between SEER and HSPF on a heat pump?

SEER and HSPF are efficiency ratings assigned to a heat pump. The difference between them is the SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) rating measures the efficiency of a heat pump in cooling mode while the HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor) rating measures the efficiency of a heat pump in heating mode. The higher the SEER and HSPF number, the more efficient the unit will be in each designated mode.


How will I know when it’s time to replace my heat pump?

There’s a few indications you can look for as to when you should replace your heat pump. The first and foremost being when the system starts giving you more problems than are cost-effective to fix. Other indicators are if the unit is approaching ten years in age and major components such as the compressor, reversing valve, accumulator or outdoor coil start failing. If you suspect that it may be time to replace your heat pump, just give us a call to have someone assess your pump and help guide you in the direction of repair or replacement.

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