Heat Pump Repair vs Replacement

If you’ve had your heat pump for some time now, it’s probably had its share of hiccups. This may have gotten you thinking about whether you should continue calling for repairs or just replace it outright. In this blog, local heating and cooling contractor Reliable AC & Heat shares insight on deciding whether you should call for heat pump repair or replacement.——————————————– CONTINUE READING ——————————————–Things to Check Before Scheduling a Service AppointmentBefore you schedule a service appointment, first make sure you’ve checked the following:Power — If the heat pump isn’t turning on, check the circuit breaker and reset it if it’s been tripped.Thermostat — Perform a factory reset if the thermostat isn’t responding. You may also need to replace the batteries.Air Filters — Your HVAC system needs a new air filter every three months or so, but may require a monthly replacement depending on your settings and environmental factors such as dust. Make sure to replace the filters promptly whenever they become clogged.Refrigerant Levels — Unlike a heating furnace system that burns fuel, heat pumps require refrigerant, and are essentially reverse air conditioners. Low refrigerant levels typically indicate a leak, signified by low output from your HVAC system.If you’ve performed these basic troubleshooting steps and your HVAC system still doesn’t work properly, then call for repairs.When Should You Have Your Heat Pump Replaced?Every heat pump will eventually reach the point where continued repairs would cost more than a new heat pump. This usually happens when major components become worn out, indicating that the entire unit may need to be taken apart, which will increase the cost of labor. There’s also a chance that the worn-out component is already obsolete, and replacement parts may be unavailable. One of the benefits of working with your trusted HVAC contractor is that, after a thorough inspection, you’ll be given information that includes a breakdown of the costs involved. This will help you decide whether to have your heat pump repaired or replaced.Call Reliable AC & Heat for Your Heating and Cooling NeedsReliable AC & Heat is your leading provider of heating and air conditioning repair services. Give us a call at (818) 423-4285 or fill out our contact form. We serve customers in Los Angeles and nearby areas.