Get Quick Emergency Heat Pump Repair with Our Memberships
A poorly maintained system could be expensive. On average, an inefficient heat pump could eat up to 10 to 25 percent more energy, based on findings from the U.S. Department of Energy. Your heat pump may also be more likely to become damaged or fail prematurely.
Troubleshooting Your Heat Pump Issue
Heat pump not running right? See our list of common problems below.
- No Heat. Make sure your thermostat is set to “on” and “heat.” A circuit breaker may have flipped, but in some cases it’s because the thermostat itself doesn’t work with heat pumps.
- Insufficient heat. Poorly-maintained air filters, fan and coils could reduce airflow and damage the system. Exchange the air filter once a month, keep the coils and fan clean, and clear away yard debris you find nearby. Your system could also be dealing with clogged ductwork, faulty valves or reduced refrigeration flow.
- Cold air instead of heat. The air from your heat pump usually isn’t as warm as a standard, forced air type of furnace. But when the air is still too cold, switch the thermostat to emergency heat and at least 5 degrees higher than the inside temperature. If you end up getting warm air, there could be an issue with the system’s outdoor unit. Cold air is usually the result of a problem with the thermostat or air handler. The system might even have gone into defrost mode to try and stop it from freezing. If you’ve recently seen frost or ice around the outdoor coil, the system could have a defective defroster timer or control module, or the refrigerant may be running low.
- Heat pump starts and stops often. Replace the air filter and then monitor your thermostat, as it might have to be recalibrated or it requires new batteries. When it’s cold and the heat pump is running constantly, your thermostat could be set incorrectly. Additionally, some models of heat pumps may struggle to work efficiently around 25 to 30 degrees Fahrenheit.
- Rattling, grinding or squealing sounds. If you hear a rattling sound, you may need to tighten the cover panels. But if you’ve heard noises you’d describe as scraping, grinding, squeaking or squealing, turn off your system and call Pine State Services. Those noises may point to a serious problem.
From big repairs to small fixes, Pine State Services is ready to assist you. Once we have your heat pump working again, think about enrolling in a routine maintenance membership plan. Annual service can help you minimize expensive repairs while also increasing your system’s energy efficiency.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to repair a heat pump?
Many customers pay between $250 and $600 for a heat pump repair, but this depends on what the issue is when the HVAC technician arrives to diagnose the problem.
What is the life expectancy of a heat pump?
Heat pumps have a slightly reduced life span than furnaces do because they’re used all year, but with proper maintenance, many heat pump systems last about 10-15 years.
What is your trip charge?
A trip charge is the cost associated with the time and travel for a Service Experts team member visiting your home. Check out our offers for printable discounts for your future heat pump service.
Do you provide emergency heat pump repair?
Yes. Our Experts are just a short drive away to help with a heat pump repair or replacement during an emergency.
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