With the subtropical climate in Jupiter, FL, homeowners run their heat pumps every summer and often, every winter as well. This can cause the systems to break down sooner than expected. If your heat pump has broken down, here are some factors to consider when deciding whether to repair it or install a new one.

The System’s Age

While the amount of wear and tear can prove to be a strong deciding factor, try to balance that with the age of the system. Heat pumps should operate for at least 10 years. With proper care and regular maintenance from a professional AC technician, it could run for 15 or 20 years, so don’t give up too quickly on a heat pump that has broken down only once over the course of a short life.

The Nature of the Repairs

Your heat pump may have malfunctioned in the past and forced you to replace a part here and there. That’s normal, but think about the cost of your most recent repairs. If you need to replace a costly component like the compressor, then buying a new system may save you more money in the long run.

The Benefits of Smart Controls

Old heat pumps don’t come with the most recent advances in AC technology, namely smart home technology. This provides you with remote access to your heat pump, giving you the ability to control the temperature, create a custom schedule, monitor humidity levels and receive alerts about sources of heat like an open door or window. If you think you can benefit from smart technology, consider a new system.

For a professional AC installation in Jupiter, contact us at Miklos Air, Inc., today. We’ve been keeping homeowners comfortable since 1986, and we’re ready to tackle your project promptly.

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