It’s typical for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it could move to defrost mode to stop itself from frosting over.
There are several things you can do to make your heat pump operate more quietly no matter the season.
1. Request Biannual Heat Pump Tune-Ups
Heat pump maintenance is very important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This protects your finances if your heat pump develops a huge problem during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our professionals find little issues that can make your heat pump noisier. And potentially help you avoid an expensive repair during severe weather that affects your comfort.
If small heat pump problems continue to go undetected, they might make your system stop working later. By discovering problems like this sooner, our technicians can get your heat pump fixed before you really need it.
Even more crucial, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces might make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your energy expenses.
As your heat pump works year-round, we recommend having this work done twice a year, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter
Your home’s air keeps fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter starts to be clogged, it can result in some issues, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more frequently, use more energy and might wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how regularly we recommend 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. Call Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling When Your Heat Pump Is Making Odd Noises
Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can produce more noise than others. If you’re experiencing exceedingly loud or strange noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Stephen Hurst Pack Heating and Cooling for heat pump repair in Circleville.
Here are a couple of noises that are an indication something’s up 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 racket that is creating a headache, including screeching or squealing, it’s often tied to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor could be wearing down. Either way, you need to have a specialist check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently tied to electrical components, which should be examined by a certified HVAC pro.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of areas could be off. You might have a crack in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your residence will be less cozy as a consequence. A hissing sound may also mean your heat pump is suffering from a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system relies on refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there isn’t enough fluid, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Call us at 740-474-5940 immediately for assistance.
Like we mentioned previously, a lot of heat pump issues can be noticed and resolved during biannual tune-ups. While we’re at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it typically does or sounds you don’t recognize, contact us at 740-474-5940 to schedule your appointment now.