Being without heating or cooling in your Richmond is never ideal, but even with the best maintenance practices, a heat pump can occasionally break down. When you need effective, reliable repairs, turn to the experts at Short Pump Heating & Air.
With nearly a century of service in the Richmond area, our company is the one to count on for heat pump repairs that last. We serve homeowners throughout Richmond, Manakin-Sabot, Tuckahoe, West End, and the surrounding communities. Our certified, expert technicians can help with all your heating and air conditioning needs, from new installations to repairs and maintenance.
Are you having trouble with your heat pump? Give us a call today at (804) 362-8258 or contact us online to speak with one of our HVAC professionals.
When to Call an Expert for Heat Pump Repairs
A broken heat pump can be a major inconvenience. Often, however, you can avoid a complete breakdown by acting quickly when you spot a potential issue. Call our HVAC experts right away when you notice any of the following signs of heat pump problems:
Abnormally high energy bills
A reduction in heating or cooling performance
Reductions in airflow or excessive household dust
Problems starting or intermittent shutdowns
Frequent on-and-off cycling
Shutting off before temperature is reached
Hot air during summer or remaining in defrost during winter
Ice on the evaporator, refrigerant lines, or compressor
Water, oil, or refrigerant leaks
Screeching, buzzing, or grinding noises from the compressor
Sour, musty, or burning plastic odors
Thermostat trouble or error codes
Do you have a malfunctioning or leaking heat pump? Contact our team today for help anywhere in Richmond, Glen Allen, or Mechanicsville.
When you need a proven, professional HVAC contractor for heat pump service and repairs, trust our team at Short Pump Heating & Air. We are passionate about customer service, dedicated to the needs of our clients, and we do not consider the job done until you are 100% satisfied.
Call (804) 362-8258 today or contact us online to schedule heat pump repairs in Richmond!
Frequently Asked Heat Pump Questions
Should I repair or replace my heat pump?
If your heat pump has just minor problems like a faulty control board or start capacitor, repairs are typically the best option. If it is over 10 years old or has a major problem like a shorted compressor or leaking coil, replacement is usually more cost-effective. When you need a new heat pump, don’t search for “heat pump installation near me.” Contact our team at Short Pump Heating & Air for a professional, energy-efficient installation.
What do you do when your heat pump stops working?
Reset the beakers if they have tripped, or press the “Reset” button on the outdoor condenser, if present. If that does not solve the problem, call a professional.
How many years does a heat pump last?
Most heat pumps will last 12 to 15 years, or a bit longer with excellent maintenance.
How do you maintain a heat pump?
As a homeowner, the best things you can do are to check the air filter monthly and replace it when it is dirty. Keep the area around the outdoor condenser free of grass and debris, and make sure nothing is blocking the air duct grilles inside.
Are heat pumps worth the money?
Yes. Heat pumps are extremely cost-effective compared to electric resistance heating, and they provide both heating and cooling in one system. Plus, they are cost-competitive with gas furnaces, while using only electricity to heat and cool.
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