Heat Pump Repairs

Many people move to Myrtle Beach from areas where heat pumps are not utilized for heating and cooling and they often do not understand how this type of heating and cooling system works. Heat pumps are devices that allow the heat to be transferred from one location to another. They can be used in both heating and cooling. During the colder months, a heat pump pulls the heat from the outdoors then transfers it to the indoors. During summer, it pulls the heat from the indoors and transfers it to the outdoors. This device uses the same kind of thermostat as a forced air system. However, when your pump shows signs of breaking down, it can be a hard task to estimate the cost of repairing it. There are multiple factors that can affect these costs.

Temperature Issues

When your home still feels cold, even if the heat pump is functioning, you may want to consider some type of back-up heating. Usually, these devices are not sufficient enough to counteract extremely cold climates. Nevertheless, they can be used to lessen the pressure on the forced air system. A heat pump, which is a green alternative, has the ability to reduce the costs of energy by bearing as much heating as it can, but it needs a back-up source of heating. If there is a need to install a smaller room heater, this will not be a simple repair. Rather, the cost of repairing your pump will turn out to be more expensive.


There are only a few types of heat pumps. Air Comfort is a certified Goodman Heat Pump provider. Heat pumps are rated in what is referred to as seasonal energy efficiency ratio (SEER).  The higher the SEER the better your energy efficiency and savings. Our technicians are trained to determine the best SEER rating for your home.

The most expensive type to repair is the geothermal unit, since it is situated underground and so, repairing it will require excavation.

Ductwork Issues

In case the problem involves the ductwork, the cost of repairing your heat pump may be higher. The expense will be based on the scope and size of the damage done to the ductwork. Since this is not simply a matter of repairing the unit, it will definitely be more expensive.

Condenser Issues

Heat pumps are similar to air conditioning units in the way they are set up. Both have a condenser system, which is situated outside the house. When there are any obstructions, this can be considered as an ordinary repair. The cost of repairing heat pumps from the side of the condenser is usually one of the most affordable.

Thermostat Issues

If there is no problem with the unit, it might have something to do with the thermostat. In this case, the cost of repair is lower than repairing the whole system.


When you hear noises coming from your heat pump such as grinding and/or squealing, this is not a good sign. The first thing to do is to turn off the unit, then call a skilled technician. Probably, the bearings of the motor are shot. When the pump produces rattling sounds while running, make sure to screw the cover panels tightly. Other sounds may be caused by a rattling ductwork or the loose parts inside the air handler.

Air Comfort Heating and Cooling provides excellent service and has a team of highly trained professionals, and with their fleet of qualified and productive engineers, they continue to meet and excel within the high standards which they set for themselves. There is no charge for call outs, meaning that you no longer have to hesitate in calling for assistance in an air conditioning emergency, as you won’t be penalized for faulty systems which are beyond your control.

As an alternative to their emergency service, these specialists also offer maintenance contracts, to ensure priority treatment should any issues occur, and regular upkeep, to guarantee your heat pump continues to remain in full working order.

Offering a range of services, including air conditioning installation, electrical facilities design and construction, and of course, essential maintenance and repairs for your air conditioning and heat pump, these experts are able to provide you with a whole expert package across all aspects of the heating and air conditioning industry

Air Comfort Heating & Cooling
4555 Highway 17 Bypass South
Myrtle Beach, SC  29577