It’s normal for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it even more noisy, since it may move to defrost mode to avoid frosting over.
There are several steps you can take to make your heat pump run more quietly throughout the year.
1. Request Biannual Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This protects your finances if your heat pump develops a major issue while it’s under warranty.
It can also help our techs find tiny problems that can make your heat pump noisier. And possibly help you not experience a costly repair during severe weather that affects your comfort.
If little heat pump issues keep on going unnoticed, they might make your system stop working later. By discovering problems like this sooner, our pros can get your heat pump repaired before you really need it.
Even more important, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving parts could make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your energy expenses.
Because your heat pump works all year, we recommend having this service done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter
Your house’s air remains fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can lead to a couple of problems, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more frequently, consume more energy and can wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how regularly we suggest putting in a new air filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
If you have allergies or pets, you may need to get a new filter more regularly.
3. Get in Touch with Central Air LLC When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can result in more noise than others. If you’re noticing exceedingly loud or strange noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Central Air LLC for heat pump repair in Brookfield.
Here are a couple of noises that mean 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 hard on your ears, including screeching or squealing, it’s frequently due to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor might be breaking down. Either way, you need to have a specialist check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are often due to electrical parts, which should be examined by a licensed HVAC professional.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, several spots could be the problem. You might have a hole in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your residence will be less cozy because of that. A hissing sound could also mean your heat pump has a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system has to have refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there isn’t enough fluid, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Contact us at 203-357-5913 right away for assistance.
Like we discussed previously, a lot of heat pump problems can be noticed and resolved during biannual tune-ups. While our professionals are at your residence doing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about requesting your next maintenance appointment.
You should enjoy calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it typically does or sounds you don’t recognize, contact us at 203-357-5913 to request your appointment immediately.