It’s expected 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. Book Regular Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump experiences a huge problem during your warranty period.
It can also help our professionals discover little troubles that can make your heat pump louder. And likely help you avoid a pricey repair during extreme weather that impacts your comfort.
If minor heat pump problems continue to go unnoticed, they could make your system stop working down the road. By fixing troubles like this early, our pros can get your heat pump working well before you surely need it.
Even more critical, 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 heating and cooling bills.
Because your heat pump runs all year, we suggest having this work done twice annually, 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 gets clogged, it can cause some troubles, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, need more energy and may wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how frequently 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 might need to change the filter more frequently.
3. Get in Touch with Comfort Zone Inc When Your Heat Pump is Making Strange Noises
Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can result in more noise than others. If you’re noticing extremely loud or weird noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Comfort Zone Inc for heat pump repair in Cape Coral.
Here are a couple of noises that mean something’s up with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should contact a professional.
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 usually tied to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor might be wearing out. Regardless, you need to have a pro look at it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently because of electrical parts, which should be inspected by a trained HVAC tech.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, several things could be wrong. You may have a crack in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is leaking and your residence will be less comfortable because of this. A hissing sound may also mean your heat pump has a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system relies on refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there’s inadequate fluid, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 239-214-0411 now for assistance.
Like we mentioned before, the majority of heat pump issues can be found and taken care of during biannual tune-ups. While we’re at your residence doing repairs, don’t forget to ask about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it should or odd sounds, contact us at 239-214-0411 to schedule your appointment immediately.