Heat pumps are an excellent choice for efficient home heating systems. Heat pumps function by pulling warm air from the atmosphere outside your house and pumping it into your home. Heat pumps also function as air conditioners in the summer, taking cool air from outside and circulating it around your home to lower internal temps.

Besides being some of the most efficient systems, you still need heat pump repairs from time to time. Like any other appliance, the earlier you resolve issues, the less likely your system will suffer secondary damage. Big City HVAC & Appliance Repair understands how much you depend on your heat pump for everyday comfort.  You can rely on our timely and affordable heat pump system repair services to never go a day without your heat pump.

Signs Your Heat Pump Needs to be Repaired

Not sure whether your heat pump requires repair? Watch out for these telltale signs. If you notice any of these signs, do not hesitate to contact a heat pump repair service in your area.

1.   Short Cycling

Short cycling refers to when your heat pump switches on and off more frequently than usual. Instead of switching off after attaining the set internal temperature, your pump may run continuously. Short cycling indicates that your system requires heat pump repair.

2.   Unusual Noises

You may pick up rattling, flapping, or screeching sounds when your heat pump runs. Unusual noises may indicate anything from loose fan belts to non-lubricated fan motors. Contact our  HVAC services to check if you need your heat pump repair service.

3.   Inadequate Heating

Your heat pump is on, but you are still shivering. Maybe you no longer get the temperature you set on the thermostat. If your heat pump is no longer supplying enough heat, it may point to refrigerant leakage, a problem with the fan motor, or a thermostat issue. Your local heating repair services can diagnose and get your heat pump repaired.

4.   Unusual smells

Musty or rotting smells from your heat pump indicate a clogged condensate line or debris buildup on the evaporator coil. A burning smell should cause an alarm due to the potential fire risk. A burning smell indicates the failure of some electrical components. Turn off your pump and contact the heat pump repair service to examine and fix the issue.

5.   Interrupted Airflow

Poor airflow may result from clogged or punctured ducts. If your ducts are okay, the pump itself may be the cause. It could be dirty air filters, dirty coils, or the outside unit is malfunctioning. Contact us and our heat pump repair technicians will take care of it. 

6.   Water Leakage

Promptly attend to water pooling around your heat pump or condenser unit and any other leakage signs. It may be anything from refrigerant leakage, condenser drain blockage, or frozen evaporator coils.

7.   Higher Utility Bills

Have you noticed that your utility bills have skyrocketed, but your comfort is deteriorating? You may want to get heat pump repair professionals to have it checked. A faulty heat pump works extra hard to keep the set temperatures, consuming more power.

Types of Heat Pumps We Repair

Our heat pump repair technicians have experience repairing all types and brands of heat pumps. The most common heat pump we repair is the Air Source heat pump. Other types we repair include: 

  • Water source
  • Ground source
  • Hybrid heat pumps
  • Absorption heat pumps

Trust the Heat Pump Repair Experts

Heat pumps work in conjunction with other heating and cooling systems, and it is challenging to pinpoint heat pump repair issues. We advise you to engage heating services experts whenever you need heat pump repair services. Our team of factory-trained and licensed heat pump system repair experts is ready to diagnose and fix your heat pump. We offer comprehensive heat pump repair and maintenance services in San Diego County and the surrounding areas. Contact us today to book heat pump repair services or call (691) 473 2984 to speak to an expert.

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What Our Clients & PARTNERS Have to Say
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Tom Mercer
Tom Mercer
January 21, 2023

Very professional and efficient job by Sean! Really appreciate him getting to us on Saturday. Tom Mercer

Robert .
Robert .
January 21, 2023

THIS GENTLEMAN WAS VERY EFFICIENT, KNOWLEDGABLE , COURTEOUS AND AN EXCELLENT REPRESENTATIVE FOR YOUR COMPANY! THANK YOU FOR YOUR SERVICE. ROBERT EGGOLD M.D.

Dave S
Dave S
January 20, 2023

this is the second time I have worked with big city and I wouldn’t use anyone else, fantastic and quick service at a incredibly reasonable price

Ken Ramirez
Ken Ramirez
January 3, 2023

Great price! Great workmanship! Quality product! (microphone dropped)

Sharon Hinckley
Sharon Hinckley
December 22, 2022

Excellent service. Ozzie was very professional and our dryer works perfectly now.

Max
Max
December 19, 2022

Val was on time and got the job done! Thanks a ton! Was in and out in a timely manner. Highly recommended!!

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Manager
Heating & Air

From our very first interaction with BigCity, we were impressed. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and honest. We entertained multiple HVAC companies to perform the services needed but BigCity’s experience was better than anyone else. They did a wonderful job. They are local and and very responsive.

Manager
Heating & Air

From our very first interaction with BigCity, we were impressed. Everyone was extremely knowledgeable, thorough, friendly and honest. We entertained multiple HVAC companies to perform the services needed but BigCity’s experience was better than anyone else. They did a wonderful job. They are local and and very responsive.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Included In Heat Pump Repair Services?

A comprehensive heat pump repair service may include all or some of the following, depending on your pump’s specific issues.

  • Checking the ductwork, blower motor, and evaporator coils for debris and dust that may block airflow.
  • Checking for leakages and measuring refrigerant levels
  • Checking for the continuity of electrical wiring
  • Inspecting and lubricating moving parts
  • Checking the thermostat for correct operation
  • Cleaning the external system

What Causes a Heat Pump to Stop Working Properly?

Your heat pump may stop working properly due to one or more of the following reasons: 

  • A clogged air filter
  • Blocked air ducts
  • Refrigerant leakage
  • Faulty thermostat
  • Dust and debris buildup
  • Loose fan belts
  • Broken or folded fan blades

 Our heat pump repair technicians will run a complete diagnosis to determine why your heat pump stopped working correctly.

How Much Does it Cost to Repair a Heat Pump?

Heat pump repair cost depends on several factors, like the type and size of your heat pump and the type and number of repairs it takes to get it running normally.

 It will cost you $250 to $950 to repair the most common heat pump problems. The average heat pump repair cost is about $650, equivalent to replacing a mid-sized unit blower motor. On the lower end, it will cost you below $100 to recharge the refrigerant for a small heat pump, while it may cost up to $3500 to replace the compressor of a large unit.

Is a Heat Pump Worth Repairing?

Yes. Simple heat pump repairs like replacing air filters, recharging refrigerant fluid, or replacing the blower motor are justifiable. A straightforward way to determine if it is worth repairing your broken heat pump involves two primary considerations:

  • The age of the heat pump – A heat pump can last anywhere between ten and twenty years with good maintenance. By year ten, you will have replaced most of the simple parts. However, repairing an older unit may be too expensive as most parts have deteriorated. It would be more economical to buy a newer model with increased energy efficiency.

The cost of heat pump repairs – A new heat pump unit costs between $4000 and $7000 depending on size and installations costs. On the other hand, compressor replacement for a large pump costs about $3500 on average. If the heat pump repair costs  more than half the price of a new system, it is more economical to go for a new heat pump.

Does Big City Offer Heat Pump Repair Services Outside of San Diego, CA?

Big City offers heat pump repair services not only the city of San Diego but also the surrounding towns such as La Mesa, Alpine, Lakeside, Coronado, Poway, Chula Vista, Carlsbad, Encinitas, San Marcos, Solana Beach, Santee, La Jolla, El Cajon, Del Mar, Rancho Santa Fe, Ramona, and Lemon Groove.

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