Providing Precise Reliable Repairs on Heat Pumps

Like all major appliances, a heat pump is a major investment in a home. Heat pumps work hard to transfer heat into your house in the winter and out of your house in the summer. And like all major appliances, heat pumps have many moving parts and mechanisms working together in order to keep you comfortable.

How much does heat pump repair typically cost near Asheville, NC?

Minor repairs like thermostat replacements may cost around $100 to $300, while more complex issues, such as refrigerant leaks or compressor problems, can range from $500 to $1,500 or more. The age of the heat pump and the need for replacement parts influence costs. Obtaining quotes from local HVAC professionals ensures accurate pricing tailored to your repair needs and location.

Can I repair my heat pump by myself?

While basic maintenance like cleaning or filter replacement is suitable for DIY, attempting complex heat pump repairs is not advisable. Heat pumps involve intricate components, refrigerant systems, and electrical parts that require professional expertise. DIY attempts may lead to further damage, void warranties, and compromise safety. Professionals possess the necessary knowledge, tools, and skills to accurately diagnose and repair heat pump issues. Prioritize safety and efficiency by seeking professional assistance for significant heat pump repairs.

Are there specific issues that are more common in heat pumps than in other HVAC systems?

Heat pumps are capable of operating effectively in cold temperatures, but they may perform less well in really frigid conditions. The efficiency of a heat pump can occasionally decrease as the temperature differential between the interior and exterior grows. This is because it requires more effort to extract heat from the outside air and distribute it inside the space. Still, selecting the appropriate heat pump is essential to ensuring that it functions effectively in really cold weather. Also, the efficiency and performance of heat pumps have been improved, particularly in extremely cold temperatures, thanks to new refrigerants such as R-410A. Besides being less detrimental to the ozone layer, R-410A boasts a lower boiling point compared to the older R-22 refrigerant. This lower boiling point enables it to absorb more heat at lower temperatures, enhancing the heat pump's efficiency in colder conditions.

When one of those components break, it is a nice feeling to have a trustworthy company you can contact to fix the problem. In Asheville and the surrounding areas, let Comfort Central be that company you turn to when your heat pump needs attention.

Common Heat Pump Concerns

When your heat pump starts acting up, don't wait to call us. A minor issue can turn into a major (and expensive) repair if not addressed quickly. Many repair needs can be prevented entirely by keeping up with regular heat pump maintenance. When issues occur, however, most likely one of the following components has broken down and will need to be fixed.

  • Thermostat - The thermostat could be reading the temperature incorrectly or has stopped communicating with the heat pump altogether.
  • Capacitor - The starting capacitor turns on the motor to the heat pump. When it is broken, the unit will make a faint clicking sound instead of turning on.
  • Reversing Valve - A reversing valve is unique to heat pumps as it is the mechanism that reverses the direction of the refrigerant, allowing the unit to both heat and cool a home. Typically when this breaks, the unit will produce cool air but not heat.
  • Low Refrigerant Level - When there is not enough refrigerant, the heat pump will not be able to adequately heat or cool a home. Low levels usually indicate a leak as refrigerant is circulated in a closed system.
  • Compressor - A compressor regulates the electricity that a heat pump uses. If the unit is running continuously, it means the compressor has probably malfunctioned.

Comfort Central Delivers on Service

When your heat pump is having problems, Comfort Central has got it covered. Our expert technicians have years of experience working with all types of heat pumps. No matter the make or model, we will be able to inspect it and accurately diagnose what needs to be fixed.

We serve Asheville NC and the surrounding areas. Our customers appreciate the attention to detail we provide with every service, as well as our:

  • Value on Training and Education - Our technicians are highly trained and certified, and undergo continuing education to stay up-to-date on the latest technology and systems in the industry.
  • 100% Satisfaction Guarantee - If you are not completely happy with the service we provided, just let us know. We will make it right, guaranteed.
  • Convenient Business Hours - We understand that breakdowns don't usually happen when it's convenient. We are open for business six days a week and are available for emergencies after hours.

When your heat pump needs repairs, don't hesitate to reach out to Comfort Central. for professional honest service! 828-483-4040.