It’s expected for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your residence. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it might move to defrost mode to prevent itself from frosting over.
There are a couple of approaches you can take to make your heat pump heat and cool more quietly no matter the season.
1. Request Routine Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is tremendously important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This shields your finances if your heat pump experiences a big malfunction during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our techs uncover little troubles that can make your heat pump louder. And potentially help you not experience a costly repair during extreme weather that impacts your comfort.
If minor heat pump problems continue to go undetected, they could make your system break down later. By discovering troubles like this early, our techs can get your heat pump working well before you really need to depend on it.
Even more crucial, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components could make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your heating and cooling bills.
As your heat pump works year-round, we suggest having this tune-up done twice a year, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter
Your house’s air keeps fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter starts to be clogged, it can cause a couple of troubles, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, need excess energy and can wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how frequently we suggest replacing your air filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
If you have allergies or pets, you may need to change the filter more frequently.
3. Get in Touch with Cooler Tymes LLC When Your Heat Pump is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can generate more noise than others. If you’re noticing extremely loud or odd noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Cooler Tymes LLC for heat pump repair in Litchfield Park.
Here are a couple of noises that are a sign something’s up with your heat pump, how to repair them and when you should get in touch with a professional.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making sound that is giving you a headache, like screeching or squealing, it’s frequently due to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor might be wearing down. Either way, you need to have a professional examine it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently tied to electrical parts, which should be checked by a trained HVAC tech.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, several areas could be the issue. You could have a crack in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is escaping and your residence will be less comfortable because of this. A hissing sound could also mean your heat pump has a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system needs refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there’s inadequate fluid, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Contact us at 623-208-6444 now for help.
Like we talked about earlier, many heat pump troubles can be uncovered and addressed during regular tune-ups. While our professionals are at your home completing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about requesting your next maintenance appointment.
You should get peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it should or odd sounds, contact us at 623-208-6444 to schedule your appointment now.