My heat pump was installed in 1995. My house is 3100 sqft. Some vaulted ceilings...the rest 9'. There are 2 stories. I live in the Pacific Northwest. Need anything else?
My wife is always complaining that the house is never warm...I could agree with her but then I would be whining...
Anyway, I'm not sure if my heat pump is working as well as it could. It seems, it should be able to heat my house warmer than I would like it if I chose to do so and if I wanted to pay the utility bill....unfortunately that is not the case.
My question is, how do I know when I need to replace it AND I have heard that new heat pumps are much more efficient than they once were....can anyone explain that to me, or put that in perspective? Are they so much more efficient that it would be worth replacing based on the age of my system? I just want to be able to heat my house comfortably without breaking the bank, both with electric bills and the cost of a new system.
Thanks for your help.