Fall is one of the times when your home’s heat pump will get a break. A heat pump works to both heat and cool a house, so between the summer and winter it won’t need to work as often.
But while your heat pump stays dormant for a stretch, we recommend you think about whether it’s ready for another round of cold weather. We don’t mean scheduling regular maintenance for it: that’s something you should do every fall with a heat pump. We mean considering replacing your heat pump because it’s past the point where maintenance or repairs are effective. It’s always better to replace a failing heat pump before it breaks down completely. That way you can avoid becoming trapped without your central comfort system and paying high costs to run the heat pump during its last year or so.