Hi all. My heat pump, a 14 year old Rheem RPGB-037JAZ, died this past week, which got me to start looking online for solutions and stumbled across this site. Pretty new to this HVAC stuff, as this is my first home, purchased about a year ago. I was told the AC system was fairly new so at first I was worrying that something else was wrong. After looking at he equipment yesterday I saw the HP was 14 and that the new piece of equipment was the 3 year old Rheem RHSA-HM3617JA handler above my garage.
Anyways I have someone coming out to evaluate my system and start putting together options for me on Tuesday. My question is should I be fine with just replacing the HP, granted that the handler was correctly sized for my home, or should I just go ahead and get a full new system put in? If just replacing the HP, would you all have any recommendations?
Here are some of the specifics on the home:
1800 sq ft Tri-level (1st and 2nd floor br/ba's and mid-level kitchen,dining,den)
Located in Portsmouth, VA
Thanks in advance!