December 21, 2017
The cost to repair a heat pump in Florida ranges anywhere from $250 to over $1,000+ with the average homeowner paying $358.
How much you’ll have to pay depends on:
We know that as a homeowner, you probably want to know how much the exact bill will be. To help, we’ll dive deeper into the 3 price factors above and explain how they affect the price of your heat pump repair.
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What’s actually wrong with the heat pump unit will determine what replacement parts are needed (if any) and how much time the tech needs to put in.
Because heat pump repairs vary widely in price, we’ve listed some of the more common repairs—and their prices—below:
The more experienced and qualified the contractor, the more they typically charge. But by picking a quality contractor, you’ll save money in the long run.
Here’s why: a qualified contractor won’t cut corners. And this means you won’t be paying to have them come back out a week or two later when the heat pump acts up again (due to faulty or lazy repairs).
Additionally, some terms you’ll likely hear when discussing the cost of your heat pump repair with a contractor include:
This might also be referred to as a “trip charge” or “diagnostic fee”. This term refers to the cost a contractor charges just to come out, inspect the unit and determine the problem (not actually fix it). Service charges vary from company to company but typically cost anywhere from $50 to $125.
Our suggestion? Go with a company that will waive the service charge if you choose them to complete the actual repair.
Depending on the contractor you choose, they will charge you one of 2 ways:
The difference? Well, with flat-rate pricing, you already know what you are going to pay before any work begins. But if a contractor charges by the hour, you won’t know what your final bill will be until they are done fixing your unit (which can be scary). Plus, there’s unfortunately more risk of being scammed when you’re paying a tech per hour for them to complete the heat pump repair. Think about it—the longer they drag their feet and take their sweet time fixing your unit, the more they get paid, right?
Our suggestion? Go with a company that charges a flat-rate upfront price but make sure that they give you the upfront price in writing.
If your heat pump was installed:
Of course, these are just general guidelines—not all heat pump warranties will follow the same timeline.
Beware though: Heat pump warranties usually don’t cover any repairs caused by improper operation, faulty installation or due to neglect on the part of the homeowner (i.e. not getting annual maintenance).
Our suggestion? Find your heat pump manufacturer’s website online then search for the warranty on their website. If you’re having trouble finding it, contact the manufacturer’s customer service department and ask them to point you in the right direction.
You could also get in touch with the HVAC company that initially installed your heat pump to see if they know your warranty details.
Just contact us online or give us a call. We will send over a tech to inspect your unit.
We offer flat-rate pricing and serve communities throughout Florida.
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