What is the average life expectancy of a well pump?
Thursday, January 16, 2020
You can expect a well pump to last about 8 to 15 years. The well itself has a 20 to 50 year life expectancy. Here are several factors that will affect the lifespan of a well pump:
• How long pump runs throughout each day - This is also called the “duty cycle” and, obviously, pumps that are used more have a shorter life. But the number of times the well turns on and off each day is also a factor. Frequent on/off cycles, called “short cycling,” reduces pump motor life further. Short cycling is caused by a failed pressure tank. To read more about it, go to our blog post Why does my well pump turn on and off every time I use water?
• Size of motor - A pump motor with a higher horsepower rating will last longer.
• Quality of motor - A pump motor with higher quality bearings and windings costs more, but has a longer life.
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