How Much Does a Heat Pump Repair Cost in Vancouver?

January 14, 2019

The cost to repair a heat pump in Vancouver ranges from $199 to $499, with the average cost being around $399.  

But of course, it’s difficult to pinpoint what you’ll actually end up paying for your specific repair.

That’s because heat pump repair prices depend on the following 3 price factors:

  1. What the problem/repair is
  2. Whether or not your heat pump warranty is valid
  3. The contractor you hire to fix the repair

Let’s take a look at each of those factors in more detail below.


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Price factor #1: The problem with your heat pump

It’s difficult to determine how much a repair will cost until you understand the problem. We typically get calls for the following types of repairs:

  • Refrigerant leak
  • Bad capacitor
  • Defective defrost control board
  • Busted reversing valve
  • Broken thermostat
  • Faulty compressor

All of the above repairs have a corresponding cost but even that corresponding cost will vary depending on the following two price factors: your warranty (or lack thereof) and who you hire to make the repair.

Price factor #2: Whether your warranty is valid

Every heat pump is sold with a specific manufacturer's warranty. As long as your repair falls within that warranty timeframe, you won’t have to pay out of pocket for the cost of any replacement parts—just the cost of labor.

A typical heat pump manufacturer’s warranty lasts for 5-10 years after installation. But as with any big investment, there’s a good amount of fine print when it comes to making sure you keep your warranty valid.

For example, most manufacturers will only honor your parts warranty if:

  • You registered your heat pump with the manufacturer when you first installed it
  • You had a professional regularly maintain your heat pump every year
  • You only used replacement parts accepted by the manufacturer (no “off brand” parts)

Not sure if your heat pump is still under warranty? The easiest way to find out is to contact the contractor who initially installed the system. They’ll be able to look up the heat pump model number and determine if your warranty is valid.

Price factor #3: The contractor you choose

Sure, unexpected HVAC repairs can be a strain on the wallet—but blindly going with the cheapest contractor may not be in your best interest.

Cheaper-priced contractors often come with less experience. And inexperience typically correlates with low-quality repairs—that may lead to bigger problems down the road.

Our suggestion? Take the time to do your homework on potential contractors. Ask candidates if they’re licensed and insured. Talk to your neighbors to see if they have any recommendations, and browse through online reviews to ensure you’re going to get the most professional technicians with the best customer service.

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