It’s typical for your heat pump to make some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it might go into defrost mode to stop itself from frosting over.
There are several approaches you can take to make your heat pump heat and cool more quietly all year-round.
1. Book Routine Heat Pump Tune-Ups
Heat pump maintenance is very important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This shields your finances if your heat pump experiences a major issue during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our technicians unearth tiny troubles that can make your heat pump noisier. And possibly help you avoid a costly repair during severe weather that impacts your comfort.
If minor heat pump troubles keep on going undiscovered, they could make your system stop working later. By discovering issues like this sooner, our technicians can get your heat pump repaired before you truly need it.
Even more critical, having a pro clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving parts might make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your utility bills.
As your heat pump runs all year, we advise having this service done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Install a New Air Filter
Your residence’s air remains fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter starts to be clogged, it can lead to a couple of troubles, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, use additional energy and may wear it out more quickly.
Here’s how often we recommend putting in a new air filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
If you have allergies or pets, you could need to replace the filter more often.
3. Call HCE Systems When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re hearing very loud or strange noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like HCE Systems for heat pump repair in Norton.
Here are several noises that are an indication something’s off with your heat pump, how to fix them and when you should call a pro.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making sound that is hard on your ears, like screeching or squealing, it’s usually due to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor may be breaking down. Regardless, you need to have a pro examine it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are often tied to electrical parts, which should be inspected by a certified HVAC pro.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a few spots could be wrong. You could have a hole in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is leaking and your residence will be less comfortable due to this. A hissing sound could also mean your heat pump is suffering from a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system needs refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there isn’t enough fluid, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Contact us at 276-302-0076 right away for help.
Like we talked about earlier, the majority of heat pump problems can be noticed and resolved during routine service. While we’re at your home finishing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You should enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it typically does or weird sounds, contact us at 276-302-0076 to request your appointment right away.