Geothermal heat pumps are a great way to heat and cool your home while being kind to the environment and saving money. No matter how excellent the system, however, a time will come when you need to replace it in order to restore the function and comfort of your home. If your system exhibits any of the following symptoms, it might be time to look into a replacement:
- You no longer get the energy efficiency you’re accustomed to
- Your present geothermal system is noisy
- Your system has trouble keeping up with your comfort needs
- You need repair services frequently and/or are concerned about future repair costs
- Your Geothermal Heat Pump or Air Conditioner was manufactured before 2010 and there is a good chance that it uses R-22 Refrigerant also known as Freon®. Per the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), starting January 1, 2020, the manufacture and importation of R-22 Refrigerant will be banned.
A replacement system is easily obtained through your HVAC provider, and has a host of benefits in addition to peak performance. To start, new systems are up to 25% more efficient than older models and there are now Two Speed heat pumps available that offer increased efficiency and cost savings. Next, there will be a new heat pump warranty. Finally, remember that the federal 30% tax credit is available for qualifying geothermal pump replacement and could work to reduce your total cost in the long run, making an upgrade to a new system more affordable than you initially thought.
Replacement of an existing geothermal heat pump system is never a decision one makes lightly. However, when the system is no longer performing at peak efficiency, it’s time to consider a newer setup. A system that’s current assures you enjoy optimal, cost-efficient operation and comfort; something that’s a benefit to everyone.