About HVAC System Heat Pump Problems & Repairs

Has the heat pump to the heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system become quiet and inefficient? The heat pump may be malfunctioning because it needs a repair, but it may need to be replaced if there are multiple things wrong with it. Find out below what can go wrong with an HVAC system heat pump, as well as what a new one is estimated to cost.

What Can Cause a Heat Pump to Stop Functioning?

Your heat pump may be malfunctioning because the fan is not working. Turn on your thermostat and go outside by the heat pump to listen for sounds, but make sure that you attempt turning on both the heat and cool air. The problem may arise from the thermostat not sending signals to the heat pump fan for it to come on. It is possible that the thermostat is in need of a repair or replacement.  Dirt can also stall the heat pump fan, so you should get it cleaned to see if it fixes the problem.

Changes in the sound of a heat pump can also stem from the compressor being in bad shape. The compressor is a vital part of the heat pump because it regulates the flow of the HVAC system refrigerant. A contractor can repair the compressor, but it may be a good idea to replace the heat pump. Replacing a compressor can end up costing more than investing in a new heat pump due to the labor fees.

Keep in mind that a heat pump must have electricity to work, so it is possible that the circuit breaker has tripped. There may also be a short in the wiring that powers up the heat pump. Make sure that you get all possible problems inspected before opting for a new heat pump.

Is It Expensive to Replace an HVAC system Heat Pump?

You can expect replacing your heat pump to cost a minimum estimate of $2,000 or more for a whole house system. However, you are looking to spend more if you need more ductwork in your home. The overall price will also depend on how complex installing the heat pump is for the contractor.

Your heat pump must be functional to keep the HVAC system providing warm and cold air in an efficient manner. Make sure that an HVAC contractor (such as R P M Heating & Air Conditioning) is contacted as soon as possible to let you know if the heat pump should be replaced or not!