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Heat Pump Repair

For Professional Heat Pump Repair Services in Costa Mesa, CA Contact Absolute Comfort at 949-844-5840, Or Request Service Online.

Many homeowners wonder if it is best to repair their heat pump system in Orange County, CA or replace the unit entirely. In some cases, it will save time and money to replace your heat pump. However, other cases can easily repair the heat pump and avoid investing in a new system. To make an informed decision, it is important to understand how the system operates. 

How Do Heat Pumps Work?

Heat pump systems can provide both heating and cooling for a home. The two-in-one system is beneficial for weather fluctuations, because the reversing valve can easily switch the unit from heating to cooling. Traditional heating systems use a fuel source to generate heat, while heat pumps simply use electricity. In the winter seasons, heat pumps draw heat energy from an outside source and transfer the heat indoors for your comfort. The process is reversed in the summer, because heat pumps collect heat from inside your home and transfer it outdoors. This process makes heat pumps an extremely energy efficient heating option in Orange County, because the unit transfers heat rather than generating it. 

Like most home appliances, heat pumps still need regular maintenance and repairs. Unfortunately, it can be hard to identify a needed repair until you experience comfort issues. If you experience a heat pump malfunction in Orange County or surrounding areas, give us a call! We aren’t comfortable until you are, and can guarantee a solution by the time we leave your home. 

When Do Heat Pumps Need Repair?

Heat pumps hum as the motor runs, but only lightly. You might also notice normal clicking noises upon powering on and off, but these don’t continue long into the cycle. The following noises are a cause for concern:

  • Prolonged or intermittent clicking noises from a loose fan belt or faulty start capacitor 
  • Loud or continuous buzzing from a bad motor, failed capacitor, or jammed relay switch

You might also notice the reversing valve not redirecting heat flow correctly. For example, a stuck switch will continue to extract heat during the winter or do the opposite in summer, creating uncomfortable temperatures indoors.

If the heat pump system needs repair, you may notice the following: 

  • Weak or no airflow from blocked filters, failing motors, or air handlers 
  • Musty smells from mold and mildew growth
  • Burning smells from failing parts grinding together and so on

Why Consider Heat Pump Repair Before Replacement?

Replacing your heat pump is an investment for your home and sometimes the best choice. However, repairing your heat pump is the most cost effective option to restore your comfort. At Absolute Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning, we value honesty and will always direct you to the best decision for your home. Heat pump repairs ensure your unit runs at peak efficiency. If you notice any of the following, your heat pump may need to be repaired soon. 

  • Unusual noises
  • Little to no airflow
  • High utility bills
  • Constantly running

A simple repair can be a better option for you and your home to ensure the system does not have to work harder to move hot or cold air. Otherwise, it will consume more energy and run longer, which increases monthly utility bills.

Can Absolute Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning fix a broken heat pump?

Our honest, highly trained professionals offer NATE-certified services on all types and brands of heat pumps. Due to our 15+ years of experience, we have seen just about every heat pump issue and can help you with any repair! Give us a call at 949-240-8560 today to schedule five-star heat pump repairs or service in Orange County, CA, and surrounding areas!


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