The average homeowner will spend around $250 to $600 for heat pump repair. Depending on the type of heat pump you’re using, and the severity of the problem, you might need to pay more. For example, replacing the compressor on a large heat pump can cost $3500 on average, but recharging the refrigerant of a small unit shouldn’t cost more than $100.
Fortunately, there are ways to lower the cost of heat pump repair. Here’s what you can do:
1. Don’t delay heat pump repairs.
Doing so will increase the risk of emergency breakdowns, which often happen when you need your heat pump the most.
The quicker you address any issue, the better, to prevent further damage and more expensive, extensive repairs.
Dirt and dust tend to accumulate quickly in your system, too. This leaves your unit operating inefficiently, possibly spreading unwanted airborne particles around your home.
2. Protect your outside heat pump by covering it.
Protect your heat pump from snow, dirt, and debris by covering it. There are covers that are designed to protect your unit without obstructing air flow.
3. Change your air filter at least once a month.
If you have standard 1” filters and you’re using your heat pump everyday, it’s recommended to change the filter once a month.
On the other hand, changing the filter once every 6 weeks or every couple months is recommended during milder seasons.
4. Have a professional technician service your heat pump at least once a year.
There are steps you can take to maintain your heat pump, but a professional can do more, from checking for refrigerant leaks to sealing duct leakage. They can also correct minor problems before they require more money to fix.
Annual maintenance doesn’t just protect your heat pump from potential mechanical failure, but it also ensures that your system is running at the highest level of efficiency.
This service may cost anywhere from $80 to $130 for every unit, excluding parts….but you’ll end up saving more money in the long run.
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There isn’t a convenient time for your heat pump to start failing. When you recognize the signs you need heat pump repair, acting fast will avoid more expensive breakdowns and keep your system running at peak performance.
Hiring a Good Guy ensures the job is done right, so you can resume enjoying a comfortable, heated home all winter long.
Aside from heat pump repair, we also offer maintenance services to prepare your home for cold weather. We’ll thoroughly inspect your heat pump’s ducts, blower, filters, and indoor coil to ensure there isn’t damage, dirt, or obstruction. We’ll fix any leaks and clean the components that need to be cleaned.
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