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Heat Pump Replacement

In Northwest Arkansas & thinking about replacing your heat pump? Read on.

Tips for saving money

Despite what heating and air contractors try to tell themselves, no one likes to replace their heat pump or HVAC system. There is a bit of a silver lining though: if done right, you can save a substantial amount of money when replacing an aging or broken heat pump. Here's a few essentials if you're going to reduce that costly investment as much as possible:

1. Get all the utility rebates you can. Local utilities like SWEPCO and Black Hills offer thousands of dollars in rebates for buying energy efficient systems, with SWEPCO alone offering a heat pump rebate of up to $2,200. You can find the rest of them here.

2. Think hard on repair vs replacement. A lot of people get stuck in the predicament of having to choose between an expensive repair for an aging heat pump vs just getting a new one. A couple things need to be considered:

  • I. Age of your system. The average heat pump in the United States lasts 15 years. If you're close to that, you may strongly consider replacement. If not, repairing your current unit is probably the way to go. Keep in mind that if your system is "builder grade" (was installed with the house), it may last much less than average.
  • II. Type of refrigerant in your system. If your heat pump uses R-22 refrigerant, you'll want to skip the repair and get it replaced. R-22 was banned from manufacturing on January 1, 2020. Pricing for it is obscene and will only go up as existing supplies of it run out.

3. Get multiple quotes. "Duh", I know, but you'd be surprised how many people just get one quote for a heat pump replacement. Always play it safe and get two or three quotes to make sure no one is trying to take you for a ride.

Need a heat pump quote? Call Franklin at (479) 282-0003 to schedule.

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Quotes are free so all you have to do is give us a call. If you're new to Franklin, we'll get a bit of information and then schedule a time for Zach to come out and get you a quote. We pride ourselves on speed so most likely you'll have a quote in hand within 24 to 48 hours.
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We sure do. As a homeowner looking to be as frugal as possible with your money, it’s always a good idea to get a second opinion on repair or replacement recommendations. If you're in that position, give us a call and we'll get a trained technician out there as soon as possible to give you another option.
It cannot be stressed how seriously we take this at Franklin. When we send a technician to your home, we want you to have the peace of mind that comes with knowing that individual is highly trained, courteous, and safe to be around.

To make sure that happens, we spend significant money every year running background checks, conducting drug screenings, and checking for clean driving records. When hiring technicians, we look for for friendly, safe, and competent people.

It's what we would do for our own loved ones, why should it be any different for yours?