Heat Pump Replacement in MD & DC

The average lifespan of a heat pump is about 10 – 15 years. So if yours is starting to get up there in age, call Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing for a heat pump replacement! Our licensed HVAC technicians will work with you to choose a new heat pump that meets your family’s needs and budget. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so whether your HVAC system suffers an emergency breakdown or you just want to plan for the future, you can count on Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing!

For heat pump replacement in Maryland or DC, give us call at 301-990-7970 or click here!

You May Need Heat Pump Replacement If…

Your heat pump is more than 10 years old.

Heat pumps have a limited lifespan—once your heat pump gets to be 10 years old or older, you should consider replacing it with an ENERGY STAR® qualified unit. A Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing technician can replace your heat pump in the Montgomery County, MD area with a new, high efficiency model that could save you up to 20 percent on your heating and cooling costs!

Your heat pump needs frequent repairs, or your energy bills are going up.

Frequent breakdowns and decreasing energy efficiency are sure signs that your heat pump isn’t going to last much longer. If the cost to repair your heat pump is getting close to the amount you originally paid for it, or if your heating and cooling bills are increasing even though you haven’t been running your system harder, it might be time to think about heat pump replacement.

Some rooms in your home are too hot or too cold.

Uneven temperatures throughout your home could signal improper heat pump operation, duct problems, or inadequate insulation. Your Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing technician will be able to tell you if you need heat pump replacement or other repairs made in your home.

Your home has humidity problems.

Poor humidity control could be the result of faulty heat pump operation, poor equipment sizing, or leaky ductwork, all of which can cause the air to be too dry in the winter or too sticky and humid in the summer. Your Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing technician will diagnose the source of your problem and recommend either heat pump replacement or another indoor air quality solution to make your home comfortable all year round.

If you are experiencing problems with your HVAC system and are thinking about heat pump replacement for your Maryland or Washington, DC home, call Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing today. Our expert technicians can diagnose the source of any problem you’re having with your system and let you know how much a heat pump replacement can save you.

Should You Repair or Replace Your Heat Pump?

One common question people have when they’re having issues with their heat pumps is whether they need to replace it or whether a heat pump repair will do. This is definitely an important question to consider, especially since either job can be costly!

There are three main factors you should consider when deciding whether you need heat pump replacement or repair:

Life Expectancy

How old is your heat pump? Most heat pumps last around 8-12 years, losing efficiency and breaking down more often around this age. Older units may also require parts that have been discontinued, making them very expensive to obtain.

On the other hand, if you’ve only had your heat pump for a few years and it was properly installed and maintained, you’ll probably be fine with a heat pump repair. Most heat pump problems stem from minor issues that can often be repaired easily by the trained and qualified HVAC technicians at Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing.


Another case for replacing an aging heat pump is efficiency—you can save a significant amount of money on your energy costs each month by upgrading to a more efficient heat pump! Heat pump technology is improving rapidly, so the newer your system is, the more you’ll save!

Current Condition

The most important thing to consider when deciding between heat pump replacement or repair is the condition of your existing heat pump. Was it made by a reputable brand? How often does it break down? Does the unit take a long time to heat or cool your home? Are certain parts of your home hotter or colder than other parts, creating an uncomfortable living environment?

These are all questions you should take into consideration. If your unit hasn’t been adequately maintained over the years, breaks down frequently, or isn’t as efficient as it could be, call Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing. We can come out and tell you definitively whether you need heat pump replacement or repair in your Gaithersburg or Ellicott City-area home, and we can take care of either job right away.

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Schedule your HVAC service in Maryland or Washington, DC today—call Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing at 301-990-7970 or click here!

Why Call Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing for Heat Pump Replacement in MD & DC?

Communities throughout Maryland and Washington, DC have come to rely on us for all their heating, cooling, and indoor air quality needs, including heat pump replacement, throughout the past 20 years and counting. We are a family owned and operated, local HVAC company and member of the ACCA that provides:

  • Complete customer satisfaction guarantee from start to finish
  • Trained, educated, and licensed HVAC technicians
  • Accurate quotes for time, materials, and equipment
  • Fully licensed, bonded, and insured service
  • 24-hour emergency heat pump services – usually by the next day
  • Special HVAC financing with approved credit

Schedule Heat Pump Replacement Today

Putting off a replacement can make your monthly energy bills stack up fast. Save yourself the hassle and skip the unnecessary expenses. Schedule your heat pump replacement with our Maryland and DC HVAC experts today!

Michael Bonsby HVAC & Plumbing services the following areas:

MARYLAND: Bethesda, Boyds, Chevy Chase, Clarksburg, Clarksville, Damascus, Darnestown, Derwood, Ellicott City, Gaithersburg, Germantown, Glenelg, Kensington, Laytonsville, Montgomery Village, Mt. Airy, North Bethesda, North Potomac, Olney, Potomac, Rockville, Silver Spring, Urbana


Heat Pump Replacement FAQs

How can I tell when I need to replace my heat pump?

In general, you want to replace your heat pump when it starts giving you more problems than it’s worth. If your heat pump is approaching 10 years old, pay attention to things such as the compressor, reversing valve, accumulator or outdoor coil. If these go bad, you’re probably better off having your system replaced. Even though it may seem like a large upfront investment, remember that using a brand new heat pump will be much more efficient than trying to squeeze a few more years out of your existing one.

Our heat pump doesn’t keep us comfortable. Should we replace it with a larger one?

In most cases, no. Your ductwork is already sized for the heat pump you have now – upsizing your heat pump would require you to upsize your ducts at the same time. If your heat pump works but it’s not keeping your home comfortable, you may have undersized ducts, poor system design or improper installation. Taking care of this might require ductwork modifications, heat load calculations or an energy audit. Finally, you may simply not be used to the lower temperature outputs from heat pumps – they get your home to the same temperature as a furnace would, but the air they blow out of the vents is not as warm.

What is the average lifespan of a heat pump?

This really depends on how often it is serviced and how well it is maintained, but for the most part a heat pump should last about 14 years. New heat pumps are coming out every day, however, with even longer lifespans!

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