It’s expected for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it may go into defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing over.
There are a couple of steps you can take to make your heat pump run more quietly no matter the season.
1. Schedule Biannual Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is tremendously important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This shields your finances if your heat pump experiences a major malfunction during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our pros unearth tiny problems that can make your heat pump generate more noise. And likely help you not experience a costly repair during extreme weather that compromises your comfort.
If minor heat pump problems keep on going undiscovered, they could make your system stop working later. By fixing issues like this ahead of time, our pros can get your heat pump working well before you truly need to rely on it.
Even more important, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components could make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your utility costs.
Because your heat pump runs all year, we advise having this service done twice a year, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter
Your residence’s air remains fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can result in a couple of troubles, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, consume additional energy and could wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how frequently we recommend changing your 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. Call Custom Air Systems Inc When Your Heat Pump is Making Odd Noises
Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re noticing very loud or strange noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Custom Air Systems Inc for heat pump repair in Port St. Lucie.
Here are a couple of noises that are an indication something’s off with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should contact a pro.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making noises that are giving you a headache, including screeching or squealing, it’s often tied to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor may be wearing down. Nevertheless, you need to have a specialist look at it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently tied to electrical components, which should be examined by a certified HVAC tech.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, several things could be causing trouble. You could have a hole in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is escaping and your house will be less comfortable as a result. A hissing sound could 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. Reach us at 772-247-2283 now for help.
Like we mentioned previously, many heat pump issues can be noticed and taken care of during regular tune-ups. While we’re at your residence completing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it usually does or sounds you don’t recognize, contact us at 772-247-2283 to book your appointment right away.