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Deciding between a heat pump repair and a replacement can be hard for some residents of Lake Forest, IL, as there are many pros and cons to weigh. Below are three factors that everyone should consider before taking the big step of installing a new heat pump.

Inefficient Cooling

The performance of your heat pump is key. If it rapidly turns on and off, never hits the temperature set on your thermostat, and breaks down over and over, then you obviously need repairs. In that case, weigh the cost of repairs with the cost of a new system and take into account your current system’s age; the older the heat pump, the less it will benefit from expensive repairs.

Energy Waste

As your heat pump short-cycles and gives you other problems, it wastes a lot of energy in the process. Consequently, you’ll see a rise in your energy bill despite you never changing the cooling schedule or the temperature. Again, a repair may provide a solution, but for how long?

Poor Indoor Air Quality

While the primary purpose of a heat pump is, of course, to heat or cool your home, it also impacts the quality of your indoor air, including humidity levels. If you’ve requested indoor air quality services because the air is stale, humid or clearly full of allergens, then note that a new system will likely improve the situation in one fell swoop.

A Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer

Ireland Heating & Air provides any air conditioning service to the residents of Lake Forest, so call us today for an installation consultation. As a Carrier Factory Authorized Dealer, we know the ins and outs of Carrier heat pumps and can recommend one that perfectly fits your home’s size and needs.

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