The purpose of a heat pump is to move heat from one location to another – not to actually create heat. Much like a traditional furnace or even an air conditioner, they work by compressing and expanding refrigerated air to provide comfort. There are also many components that make up a heat pump, and these can cause issues from time to time. We can help you with all of your heat pump service and repair needs whether they are simple or more complex in nature.
Typical Heat Pump Repairs
Regular maintenance and servicing is the best way to prevent costly repairs when it comes to your heat pump. These units are designed to be incredibly efficient, but this is only true when all of the components are clean and in good working order. Our technicians understand that your energy bills are important, and that’s why we are available to provide service and maintenance year-round. They can provide you with tips so that you can maintain the unit on your own between service calls, and we offer up annual maintenance plans to help you save even more money in the long run.
When Does a Heat Pump Need Repair?
There are several signs that your heat pump is in need of immediate repairs. It is important to keep an eye on these so that you can get small issues fixed before they become much more costly. Some of the signs you might notice include:
- Heat pump does not operate in heat mode.
- The blower does not come on.
- The heat pump cycles on and off quickly.
- You have to restart the heat pump often.
- The compressor freezes up.
- The circuit breaker assigned to the heat pump trips often.
- The air is not suitably heated or cooled.
- Noises can be heard, including grinding, rattling, or thumping.
- The belt associated with the heat pump and/or blower has become damaged or is broken.
- Your electricity bill climbs without any other explanation.
If your heat pump no longer works as it should, or if it makes a noise that it shouldn’t be making, then we can help. Just give us a call 24 hours a day.
The Cost of Repairing a Heat Pump
The cost associated with repairing your heat pump depends on several factors. For instance, if the circuit breaker to the fan coil must be repaired or replaced, this can cost between $80 and $200 depending upon the specific model. On the other hand, if the ECM blower motor needs to be repaired or replaced, this can cost between $450 and $950. The most expensive repairs are those performed on the compressor and compressor coils, as these can climb upwards of $1500 depending on your unit.
Heat pump service and repair is our niche, so if you have any questions about how we can help, please do not hesitate to give us a call. We have more than 40 years’ experience working with all types and sizes of heat pumps, and we’ll get the job done quickly at a price you can afford. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week to help restore comfort whether it’s the middle of the night or a major holiday.