It’s expected for your heat pump to generate some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it might move to defrost mode to avoid icing over.
There are a few steps you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly all year-round.
1. Book Biannual Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump has a big issue while it’s under warranty.
It can also help our technicians discover little problems that can make your heat pump louder. And potentially help you not experience a costly repair during extreme weather that compromises your comfort.
If little heat pump issues keep on going undiscovered, they can make your system stop working in the future. By finding issues like this ahead of time, our professionals can get your heat pump fixed before you really need it.
Even more critical, having a pro clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving parts may make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your heating and cooling expenses.
As your heat pump works all year, we advise having this work done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Install a New Air Filter
Your home’s air stays fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter starts to be clogged, it can lead to some issues, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, consume excess energy and may wear it out more quickly.
Here’s how often we suggest replacing your air filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
If you have allergies or pets, you could need to get a new filter more regularly.
3. Call Bain Heating & Air Conditioning When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re hearing exceedingly loud or strange noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Bain Heating & Air Conditioning for heat pump repair in Heflin.
Here are several noises that mean something’s off with your heat pump, how to repair them and when you should get in touch with a pro.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making noises that are creating a headache, such as screeching or squealing, it’s frequently tied to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor could be wearing down. Regardless, you need to have a professional check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are regularly tied to electrical parts, which should be checked by a trained HVAC tech.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of areas could be the issue. You might have a crack in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is escaping and your residence will be less comfy as a result. 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 risk serious damage to your heat pump. Reach us at 256-270-1196 immediately for assistance.
Like we talked about earlier, many heat pump issues can be caught and resolved during regular service. While our pros are at your residence doing repairs, don’t forget to ask about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You should enjoy quiet, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it typically does or sounds you don’t recognize, contact us at 256-270-1196 to request your appointment right away.