Heat Pump Replacement
Heat Pump Replacement in San Antonio
If your San Antonio home does not have access to a natural gas service, you may benefit from a gas pump heating and cooling system. Heat pumps do not generate heat per se but draw heat from outside and push it into your home to keep it warm during colder months. It then does the opposite during the hotter months of the year, too! We know that you always want to come home to a cool and comfortable home after spending time out in our amazing city of San Antonio, which is why Damiani’s is dedicated to providing top-notch heat pump installation and replacement service whenever you need!
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How Can I Tell That My Heat Pump Needs to Be Replaced?
Sometimes, it can be hard to tell when it’s time to replace your heat pump, rather than just call in for a few repairs. Replacements are usually necessary when your heat pump has a more serious, larger issue than normal. Here are some signs that indicate it may be time for a new system:
- You’ve gotten it repaired enough times already: Have you gone to call the repairman and realized it was your seventh time doing that this year? If you’re constantly putting money into fixing your heat pump, it may just be time to get a new one.
- Your energy bill is skyrocketing: If you’ve noticed higher and higher energy bills, it’s probably because your heat pump just can’t keep up with the demand of your home. You need a new one that can get the job done!
- There’s dust … everywhere! Your dustpan can only do so much. If you’ve noticed dust building up in your home, it may be because your heat pump isn’t circulating the air effectively anymore.
- Your system is super loud: Hearing noises that are freaking you out? Chugging sounds from the heat pump? This means that there’s a loose or broken part in there somewhere — and sometimes, too many broken parts mean that it’s time for a brand-new unit.
Don’t worry too much. Damiani’s can help walk you through the heat pump replacement process and help get your home back to feeling and operating like normal. Give us a call at 210-646-9600 or contact us online to get started.
What Are Some Benefits to Getting a Heat Pump?
Heat pumps have tons of benefits. Here are a few of the best ones!
- They’re super energy-efficient: Here are some facts for you. In heating mode, a heat pump features an HSPF of 8 to 10, which is pretty low. In cooling mode, they offer a rating of 14 to over 20. Bonus? They use significantly less electricity than a residence-based electrical heater.
- No gas connection required: Heat pumps only use electricity. Because of this, there’s no reason to have a natural gas connection or propane storage!
- You get both heating and cooling in one system: It’s like a two-in-one deal! This also condenses all service and maintenance to one system, saving you money.
Damiani’s Comfort Design is dedicated to providing you high-quality, efficient service throughout San Antonio. We want to work with you to explain our installation and replacement process and ensure your system stays working for a long time afterward. We can’t wait to start working with you soon!
Frequently Asked Questions
What is the average life expectancy of a heat pump?
The life expectancy of a heat pump depends in large part upon how you use it. Because there is no combustion taking place in a heat pump, they wear and tear more like an air conditioner than a furnace. But they rarely last as long as an air conditioner because most homeowners will be using them for cooling and heating, potentially doubling how many hours they run in a year. For that reason, heat pumps can be expected to last between 10 and 20 years, with 15 as an average. Adjust lower if it’s being used as your primary source of heating and cooling year-round; adjust up if you only use it as a supplement for other systems.
How hard is it to replace a heat pump?
A heat pump is a relatively complex piece of HVAC equipment to install, especially in more complex systems, i.e., multi-zone mini-split systems. It can be somewhat easier if you’re replacing a heat pump with an identical model and don’t need to make any adjustments to the lines or other components in the system, but even then, it’s not a DIY project for the faint of heart.
Can an electrician install a heat pump?
An electrician might be better equipped to tackle heat pump installation than your average layperson, especially since making sure your heat pump has a clean source of electricity is an important part of the process, but there are still quite a few components of the project that require specialist knowledge; electricians don’t frequently run refrigerant lines or find themselves considering drainage and airflow, after all. An HVAC technician who’s trained for the job is a far better bet.
Can you put a heat pump in an old house?
Yes, a heat pump can be installed into an old house — in fact, ductless heat pump systems are often significantly easier to install in older homes without ductwork than a traditional forced-air heating and/or cooling system because finding room for ducts can be a struggle without taking up limited space or dealing with architectural concerns.