I’m not even sure why I thought we could just have our heat pump repaired.
We bought this home in the South about 2 years ago and this heat pump has been working fine.
Of course, it was going on 20 years of age and it made sense that it would be about time for it to be replaced. It was interesting though because it was actually energy efficient while it was working for us during these past 2 years. I guess because of its energy efficiency, that’s what led me to believe that it would last much longer. Well, when the HVAC professional came out this time, he highly advised having the heat pump replaced. He said we could have it repaired if we wanted, but it was likely going to give us trouble and potentially break down altogether with no hope of being repaired. I didn’t want to take the risk to be honest and my wife was on the same page. We ended up getting a new heat pump install which wasn’t too bad on the cost to be honest. We were dealing with a family owned HVAC company too, so these guys didn’t seem like they would ever try to take advantage of customers. The best news is that with regular care and maintenance, this new heat pump should last us another 20 years or more. I bet we will be moved into a different house by that time, but it’s good to know that our new investment will last so long. Also, the energy bills are even lower than before, so I guess the modern heat pumps are even more energy efficient.