Under the right circumstances, heat pumps are a very efficient way to heat and cool your home. Rather than rely on two separate systems for heating and cooling, a heat pump can switch between those two functions.
The average life of a residential builder-grade heat pump is 14 years.
Commercial grade heat pumps tend to last a bit longer.
Less expensive, off-brand heat pumps do not last as long and tend to break down before the brand name models.
Topics: Heat Pumps
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