Heat Pump Repair & Installation

Heat PumpHeat pumps don’t generate heat as most would expect, but instead work by transporting heat from one location to another. The way in which this is done is similar to how your fridge works by using refrigerants and compressing and expanding air to either heat or cool a property. While they are fairly simple systems, heat pumps do have a lot of components which can, and do, go wrong. If you’re looking for heat pump service and repair in Winchester, VA (and surrounding areas) we can assist with both residential and commercial properties.

Heat Pump Repair (Including Average Cost)

Regardless of if you have a single-split system, multi-split system or ducted system, we have the know-how to be able to quickly find and repair problems of all types. The cost to repair your heat pump will depend on the size and type of system you have, as well as the extent of the damage. For instance, simple problems such as a blocked condenser will usually be easier and cheaper to fix as opposed to needing to replace the heat pump blower. Even so, the average cost to repair a system is around $250, although it can range from $60 to $900 or more. By speaking to us directly, we will be able to provide you with an accurate cost estimate.

Signs that your Heat Pump Requires Repair

  1. Heat pump requires restarting often
  2. Electricity bills are higher than usual
  3. Heat pump won’t operate in heating mode
  4. Heat pump blower doesn’t work
  5. Heat pump cycles on and off too frequently
  6. You hear squealing, rattling or grinding noises
  7. The system has lackluster heating and cooling
  8. The compressor is frozen
  9. You find yourself having to restart it often
  10. Frayed or damaged heat pump/blower belt
  11. Your circuit breaker gets tripped often

Heat Pump Installation

There are many advantages of using a heat pump over other systems to heat and cool your home. Firstly, a heat pump can perform both tasks and as such works as an air conditioner and central heating system in one. Also, since the system works by transferring heat from one location to another, it doesn’t produce heat by burning fuels. In fact, it produces around three or four units of energy for every one unit of energy used. This makes it one third as cheap as gas heating, and one quarter the price of electric heating. Last and not least, adding a heat pump to your home can significantly increase its value.

Considerations to Keep in Mind

Cost – these systems are more expensive than other heating and cooling systems, although because they are highly efficient and durable, the investment will be recovered after a short period through savings.

Energy Rating – the Department of Energy requires that all air conditioning and heating equipment are evaluated with an energy efficiency rating. This is in the form of SEER (Seasonal Energy Efficiency Ratio) and HSPF (Heating Seasonal Performance Factor). The higher these numbers, the better.

Exterior Features – make sure the condensing unit is protected with a louvered, galvanized steel cabinet, and the cabinet is powder-painted with a quality enamel. This improves appearance and durability by protecting it from the elements.

Types – Heat pumps come in a variety of types so it’s a good idea to speak to one of our professionals to learn more about which type will best suit your property based on the surrounding landscape, and your budget. For instance, systems can use nearby water sources (such as rivers and lakes) to extract heat from, as well as air or even by running pipes underground. In addition to this, there are split systems (good for one room), multi-split systems (multiple rooms), duct systems (whole house), and internal unit systems.

To learn more about heat pump installation and to receive an accurate quote, please take a moment to fill out our free estimate form. Alternatively, please call us on (540) 665-2722 or email us on office@rcsheatingair.com.