It’s typical for your heat pump to generate some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it even more noisy, since it may go into defrost mode to stop itself from freezing over.
There are several steps you can take to make your heat pump heat and cool more quietly no matter the season.
1. Request Regular Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is very important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This shields your finances if your heat pump has a huge malfunction during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our professionals find small problems that can make your heat pump noisier. And potentially help you not experience an expensive repair during extreme weather that compromises your comfort.
If minor heat pump troubles keep on going unnoticed, they can make your system break down later. By fixing problems like this early, our technicians can get your heat pump working well before you surely need to depend on it.
Even more critical, having a pro clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components could make it more efficient. This could help you spend less on your heating and cooling costs.
Because your heat pump works all year, we recommend having this service done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Install a New Air Filter
Your residence’s air remains fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can lead to a few problems, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, need additional energy and may wear it out more quickly.
Here’s how frequently we advise putting in a new 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 often.
3. Call Booneville Heating & Cooling When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re hearing very loud or odd noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Booneville Heating & Cooling for heat pump repair in Booneville.
Here are several noises that mean something’s up with your heat pump, how to repair them and when you should get in touch with a specialist.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making sound that is giving you a headache, like screeching or squealing, it’s frequently because of the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor could be wearing down. Either way, you need to have a professional check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently due to electrical parts, which should be examined by a certified HVAC professional.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of areas could be off. You could have a gap in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your home will be less comfortable as a consequence. A hissing sound could also mean your heat pump is suffering from a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system needs refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there isn’t enough fluid, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Call us at 662-269-8716 now for help.
Like we mentioned previously, a lot of heat pump issues can be caught and addressed during biannual service. While we’re at your residence doing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to 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 662-269-8716 to book your appointment now.