It’s typical for your heat pump to generate some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it even more noisy, since it may switch to defrost mode to stop itself from icing over.

There are a couple of approaches you can take to make your heat pump run more quietly no matter the season.

1. Request Routine Heat Pump Tune-Ups

Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This protects your finances if your heat pump experiences a huge malfunction during the time it’s under warranty.

It can also help our professionals find tiny issues that can make your heat pump noisier. And potentially help you not have a pricey repair during intense weather that compromises your comfort.

If little heat pump problems continue to go unnoticed, they could make your system stop working down the road. By fixing issues like this sooner, our techs can get your heat pump working well before you truly need to depend on it.

Even more important, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components might make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your energy costs.

Since your heat pump operates all year, we recommend having this tune-up done twice annually, before summer and before winter.

2. Regularly Install a New Air Filter

Your house’s air stays fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can cause some issues, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more regularly, need more energy and could wear it out faster.

Here’s how frequently we suggest changing 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 regularly.

3. Call Central Air LLC When Your Heat Pump Is Making Odd Noises

Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can result in more noise than others. If you’re noticing exceedingly loud or weird noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Central Air LLC for heat pump repair in Brookfield.

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 contact a specialist.

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making sound that is hard on your ears, such as screeching or squealing, it’s frequently due to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor may be wearing down. Nevertheless, you need to have a specialist inspect it.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing noises are often due to electrical pieces, which should be examined by a licensed HVAC technician.

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of spots could be wrong. You might have a leak in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your residence will be less comfortable due to this. 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 the fluid is low, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Call us at 203-357-5913 right away for help.

Like we discussed earlier, many heat pump problems can be uncovered and taken care of during biannual tune-ups. While our pros are at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to ask about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.

You should get peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it should or sounds you don’t recognize, contact us at 203-357-5913 to schedule your appointment immediately.