The price of a heat pump repairin the Lone Star state averages out to about $255. But sure’nuff, you’re bound to see prices above and below that average, too.
Bottom line, you could pay as little as $87.00 and as much as $1,400 for a heat pump repair in Texas.
Paying $1,400 for a heat pump repair would make us madder than a wet hen. But it happens! And you deserve to know why it could happen.
Three price factors typically affect the cost of a heat pump repair:
We’ll review each of these price factors below. By the end, you’ll have a better idea of what to budget for a standard heat pump repair. You’ll also know why some contractors charge more for heat pump repairs than others.
By the way: A price range for a heat pump repair is one thing. A precise quote for how much your heat pump repair will cost is something else entirely. Only after an in-home assessment can a contractor give you a precise quote for your heat pump repairs.
When a heat pump breaks down, it’s usually a specific part that’s to blame, and not the entire heat pump. That’s an important fact when it comes to pricing out a heat pump repair, because the parts required for a repair has the biggest impact on the total cost.
Why does the part in question impact the total cost? Three reasons:
This cost factor is also the reason why HVAC contractors can’t provide a quote for a heat pump repair without looking at the equipment first. Sure, contractors can make an educated guess about the cause after listening to the homeowner talk about the problem. But that guess has to be confirmed before an estimate is delivered.
Warranties protect homeowners from paying out of pocket for certain repair costs. A heat pump with an active warranty will cost less to repair than a heat pump with an expired or invalidated warranty.
Homeowners should be aware of two types of heat pump warranties: parts warranties and labor warranties.
A parts warranty protects homeowners from paying out of pocket for individual parts that need to be repaired or replaced. For example, if a heat pump’s compressor fails and the heat pump has an active parts warranty, then the homeowner won’t be charged for the part.
Parts warranties may expire after 1-10 years, depending on the manufacturer. Most manufacturers also let homeowners purchase extended warranties. So your warranty may extend out even further.
Also, even if your warranty hasn’t expired, there’s still a chance it may have been invalidated. Some of the reasons for this include:
Not sure whether your heat pump parts warranty is valid? You can find out contacting the heat pump manufacturer and giving them the unit’s serial number and model (usually found on the outdoor unit).
A labor warranty protects homeowners from paying out of pocket for the cost of labor during a repair. For example, if a refrigerant leak takes an hour to repair and the homeowner is covered by a labor warranty, that homeowner won’t have to pay for that hour of labor.
Labor warranties may last anywhere from 1 to 5 years, although some companies offer extended labor warranties that go beyond 5 years.
Not sure if your current labor warranty is expired? The company that installed the heat pump should have your answer.
Labor costs can make up a significant portion of your total repair bill. Total labor for the job should equal the number of hours worked times the hourly labor rate of the contractor.
So if a fictional repair company takes two hours to complete a job and the rate is $10 per hour, the homeowner will pay $20 total for labor (unless they have a valid labor warranty of course, in which case, it’s free!)
The next question is, why would some contractors charge more for their labor than others? A few reasons for this include:
We serve homeowners in and around Central Texas. Over the past 5 years, we’ve expanded our team and grown rapidly due to our commitment to customer service.
If you’re in need of a heat pump repair, give us a call at 254-537-9067, or schedule your repair online. We’ll send a tech over that same day in most cases to diagnose your unit and provide a fair, upfront quote.