It’s in the middle of the winter holidays. Lights, the smell of roasted turkey, and the sound of laughter reverberate through your home. Nothing beats having your kids and family all together.

And then disaster strikes. The cold air blowing through the hallway confirms your fears: the heat pump has gone out, again.

When this situation happens, you’re not helpless. You can contact us at Schmidt Mechanical for swift and efficient San Antonio, TX, heat pump repair services.

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Why Choose Schmidt Mechanical for Heat Pump Repair in San Antonio, TX?

Principled Beliefs

When faced with these sorts of situations, you want to hire a heat pump repair company which values professionalism, honesty, and reputation. You also want one that provides consistent services, no matter the problem at hand. At Schmidt Mechanical Group, these principles guide our everyday interaction with our customers.

We believe our customers should never go a day without a comfortable home. It’s why we do our best to be the most dependable heating and cooling company in San Antonio.

Financing Options

We understand that home heating maintenance can put a drag on your finances at times, especially when it’s unexpected. We understand this, which is why we have convenient financing options for San Antonio heat pump repairs.

Let us work to help you get your home back to its relaxed state and pay in a way that suits your cash flow.

Yearly Maintenance Programs and Savings

Our yearly maintenance program guarantees two professional tune-ups annually, including a spring tune-up and a fall heater safety inspection.

These tune-ups, with the yearly maintenance program, are available at a discounted price, lower than purchasing each of the services separately. Plus, it ensures you don’t have any unpleasant surprises during winter.

Experienced Technicians

Our team of HVAC technicians has decades of experience in providing heat pump repair and installation services to homes in San Antonio, Alamo Heights, Garden Ridge, and more. We can replace, repair, and install heat pumps and other related equipment.

Our team goes through extensive training to make sure that they do the job right the first time. We also can provide any necessary advice and recommendations to get the best out of your heat pump.

Plus, our 24/7 air conditioning, indoor air quality and heating services are available to work with you and help with any emergency repair.

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How Do You Know If Your Heat Pump Needs Repairs?

Higher Electric Bills

You haven’t purchased a new electrical appliance, but your utility bills have skyrocketed, your heat pump is malfunctioning and needs maintenance.

Excessive Noise

Heat pumps will make a low humming sound while in operation. But if those sounds become excessive, you might have an issue on the way. Sounds to look out for include:

  • Louder than the usual noise
  • Grinding
  • Rattling
  • Screeching

These noises could mean a bent blade, loose mechanical parts, or a broken belt. Have a technician look at the appliance before you buy a new unit.

Poor Temperature Control

Heat pumps should evenly distribute warmth around your home. If you notice spots or rooms that seem to be overrun by cold air, you may have a problem. It would be best to get it fixed before it gets worse.

Ice Forming

It’s summer, and you notice your heat pump system icing up. It’s easy to assume that it’s your defrost mechanism overworking. In most cases, this is a sign of refrigerant leakage, dirty coils, or a blocked air filter, which can also lower your home’s indoor air quality.

Operating a system with this sort of issue could mean permanent damage. The best course of action is to switch it off and call an experienced technician for San Antonio heat pump repair service.

Short Cycling

Short cycling occurs because heat pumps can’t sustain a set temperature, so it keeps restarting the compressor over and over again. Thermostat errors, leaking refrigerant, and blocked air filters can lead to short cycling times.

The constant on and off due to short cycling, caused by a thermostat error, leaking refrigerants or blocked air filters, can damage your system and increase your energy bill. Don’t let that happen to you – contact us at Schmidt Mechanical!

Strange Odors

A burning smell could mean that your unit hasn’t had the services it needs in quite a while. Accumulated dust will burn due to heat within the unit. It could also be a sign of an electrical part overheating or an electrical fault.

If you notice strange odors, please turn the unit off immediately and get an experienced technician over.

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Should I Repair or Replace My Heat Pump?

Sometimes, heat pump installation is more effective or necessary than a repair. Most specialists agree that heat pump repair is the better option if:

You Hold a Warranty on the System

When heat pumps are still under contract, it may be better to repair rather than replace the unit. A warranty usually covers the cost of repair bills. Double-check your warranty agreement to see whether it covers the cost of labor and parts.

The Heat Pump Is Under 10 Years of Age

The U.S Department of Energy advises that you replace your heat pump unit every 10 to 15 years. Of course, it may not be worth following this rule with a nine-year-old unit. You should have an experienced technician to advise you on the next steps.

The Heat Pump Has Not Needed Repairs Before

If this is the first time your heating and cooling unit requires a technician’s attention, you may be jumping the gun by seeking a replacement. Except on rare occasions, a competent professional should have it back up and running.

The Repair Is Minor and Reasonable

Your heat pump will need repairs now and then. If it’s a minor issue, then you should have it fixed as soon as possible. Don’t let it fester and get worse. If it does become worse, your home will likely be best off by pursuing heat pump installation.

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Call Schmidt Mechanical for Heat Pump Repair Services Today

Schmidt Mechanical has the knowledge, talent and experience to handle any HVAC issue that you bring to us. Contact us as soon as possible to see what we can do for you! If the issue is severe and becomes an emergency, we offer 24/7 emergency services, so don’t ever hesitate to call.

Whether you need heating or air conditioning repair service, ductless mini split systems installation, or furnace repair, we’re here to help! If you need HVAC repair service in San Antonio, or any other service area that we cover, including heat pump, air conditioning, or furnace repair, book an appointment with Schmidt Mechanical! We’ll have your system up and running in no time.

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