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Heat pump systems have a dual-function role as a heater and air conditioner. They can heat and cool your home depending on the time of year. However, like any HVAC system, you need to maintain it or risk breakage. Proper maintenance is key for protecting the lifespan of a heat or cooling system. 

Read this guide to learn the average life expectancy of a heat pump. Your heat pump will work for years with the right upkeep.

The Heat Pump Lifespan

Heat pumps should last approximately 10 to 15 years with regular maintenance. Since they function during all seasons, they do not last as long as furnaces or boilers. Still, that doesn’t mean your heat pump can’t last as long as these other heaters. In fact, depending on the type of heat pump and care, yours can have a life expectancy up to 20 years.

However, if you continually use your heat pump, it may die faster than if you reserve it for extreme temperatures. Additionally, if you don’t schedule routine maintenance, your system is more likely to break over time. 

3D rendered image of a heat pump against a wall covered with snow.

When to Get Service

You should schedule maintenance with a professional HVAC company at least twice a year during the spring and fall. Their technicians will inspect, clean, and repair system components to ensure proper functionality. If they spot any problems, they can catch them early before they worsen. They can also ensure your heat pump is installed properly to the house.

Routine maintenance protects your system from potential issues and increases its longevity, saving you time and money from needing a replacement. Having professional installation and repair services increases the average lifespan of your heat pump. Additionally, after you get service your system is more energy efficient, saving you more money on monthly bills.

Schedule Service with Allied Air Conditioning & Heating

Allied Air Conditioning & Heating is the HVAC company to call if you need heat pump repair and installation services. We offer a wide selection of award-winning heat pumps to provide the ideal system for your home. With over 50 years of experience, our technicians choose the best model based on your budget, needs, and preferences.


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