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When Should I Replace My Heat Pump In Cincinnati?

Cincinnati New Heat Pump | Nelson Comfort

Heat pumps are used in homes and businesses throughout the Cincinnati area to provide reliable heating and cooling any time of year. Our customers love them for their versatility, energy efficiency, and long service life.

That being said, a heat pump’s life will one day come to an end. Below are some factors to consider when evaluating if it is the right time to replace your heat pump.

The heat pump’s age

A heat pump typically lasts much longer than a traditional furnace or air conditioner. Heat pumps have a service life of approximately 20 to 25 years. If your system is nearing this age and you’re experiencing the other factors listed below, you should really start researching a replacement unit. If your equipment is nearing this age but has undergone regular maintenance, it may end up serving you for several more years!

The heat pump’s frequent need for repairs

As with furnaces and air conditioners, most repairs will happen within the last few years of a heat pump’s service life. It’s not that we don’t love to see you, but if you’ve been calling us for heat pump repairs repeatedly, you could really benefit from purchasing a new unit. You’ll benefit from better efficiency, more reliable comfort, and the warranty protection provided by the manufacturer.

The heat pump’s decreasing performance

If your heat pump just isn’t keeping your home or business that comfortable, it may be time to purchase a new system. Uneven heating or cooling, lack of heating and cooling, and increased energy costs are signs that your heat pump is losing efficiency and its performance is suffering.

If you’re in the market for a new heat pump, let the experts at Nelson Comfort give you a hand! We sell high quality heat pumps by leading manufacturers, and offer superior installation backed by our 100% Satisfaction Guarantee.

About The Author


Dan Detmer

Dan Detmer is the owner of Nelson Comfort. Dan was born into the heating and cooling industry, coming from a family of well respected HVAC contractors in Dayton, Ohio. After working in the family business, Dan decided to work for a local HVAC wholesale business helping local contractors grow their business. When he felt his heart moving him back into the residential and light commercial business, Dan joined the Mortimer Heating & Cooling team in Cincinnati, where he had called home and become part of the community for several years. After a short period of time Dan purchased the company and created what is today, Nelson Comfort. Today he operates a company based on integrity, honesty, and stellar customer service. If you have any questions feel free to tweet (at sign) NelsonComfort and we will get right back with you!

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