Tips for Saving on Heat Pump Repair Services
Fixing a heat pump can mean paying a steep repair bill. According to HomeAdvisor, the national average for heat pump repair in 2022 was $386 with a typical range of $159 to $615. However, you could end up spending $1,000, $2,000, or more including parts and labor. By comparison, a maintenance check or inspection costs around $75 to $150.
You can therefore see it’s possible to save and avoid expensive heat pump repair services. But eventually your heat pump system may need repairs. We’ll now cover both how to avoid repair expenses and spend less when your unit needs to be fixed.
Schedule Repairs Sooner
A reliable way to save on repairs is to have your heat pump serviced as soon as there are signs of trouble. Once the technician isolates the issue, they can fix it and avoid additional strain and damage. Leaks, failed electrical components, and failed reversing valves are common problems. Addressing them quickly and correcting other issue can save you a lot. Therefore, call Air Stars if:
- Your energy bills skyrocket.
- Airflow from ducts is reduced.
- The heat pump makes strange noises.
- It releases musty or rotting smells.
- Your home isn’t being heated.
Join an AC/Heating Maintenance Program
As a member of your HVAC contractor’s maintenance program, you’ll receive regular service that avoids costly breakdowns. Technicians can ensure your heat pump is running efficiently as well. Investing in maintenance can therefore save a great deal in repair and operating costs.
Our Star Treatment Maintenance Plan includes two checks of your heat pump every year. We’ll clean the indoor and outdoor coils, change and clean air filters, inspect for damage, and test all working parts and components as well as temperature, pressure, and other parameters. There are also no diagnostic fees when you have a heat pump issue.
Find a Reputable Heat Pump Repair Company
Research HVAC providers that offer heat pump services. You can find them online and browse their websites. This provides a look into the services they offer. Also check reviews on the site and elsewhere on the web to evaluate quality of service, experience, pricing, etc. Don’t hesitate to call the company and ask directly about repair costs. They can give you a ballpark estimate so you can compare different quotes. Checking with family members, friends, colleagues, etc. can also be useful in finding a high-quality, affordable repair company.
Know How to Use Your Heat Pump Correctly
Removing leaves and twigs and shielding the unit from wind can protect it from damage and avoid costly repairs. Keep it clear of snow and ice as well. In the winter, avoid turning the heat pump on and off throughout the day, or making frequent temperature adjustments. This strains the system and increases energy consumption. Also, avoid using “Auto” mode because the system may toggle between heating and cooling. Keep it on “Heat” or “Cool” and run the unit continuously to get the most out of it.
Know When to Replace Your Heat Pump
Heat pumps last about 10 years. If your system is older, you might end up paying more in repairs over the long run than if you buy a new unit. Plus, the latest high-efficiency systems will save on your heating and cooling costs. Frequent repairs, higher energy bills, temperature variation between rooms, and excessive noise are other reasons to consider heat pump replacement.
Contact Air Stars
Customers throughout the Willamette Valley depend on us for heat pump services. We’ll help determine if a heat pump is right for your home and make the appropriate recommendations. You’ll also receive priority service as a member of our maintenance program. To learn more and request an evaluation or heat pump repair, call Air Stars at 503-832-5779 today.