It’s typical for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it even more noisy, since it could move to defrost mode to avoid icing over.
There are a couple of steps you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly no matter the season.
1. Book Biannual Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump experiences a major malfunction during your warranty period.
It can also help our pros uncover small problems that can make your heat pump noisier. And possibly help you not have an expensive repair during extreme weather that compromises your comfort.
If small heat pump problems slide by undetected, they can make your system stop working down the road. By fixing issues like this sooner, our pros can get your heat pump working well before you truly need to depend on it.
Even more critical, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components may make it more efficient. This could help you spend less on your heating and cooling costs.
Since your heat pump works all year, we recommend having this service done twice annually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Install a New Air Filter
Your home’s air remains fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can result in several problems, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more regularly, use additional energy and might wear it out faster.
Here’s how frequently we recommend replacing your air filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
If you have allergies or pets, you could need to change the filter more regularly.
3. Call LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can make more noise than others. If you’re noticing exceedingly loud or odd noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. for heat pump repair in Shamokin and Sunbury.
Here are a few noises that are a sign something’s wrong with your heat pump, how to repair them and when you should call a professional.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making racket that is hard on your ears, such as screeching or squealing, it’s often tied to the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor might be wearing down. Nevertheless, you need to have a professional inspect it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are regularly due to electrical pieces, which should be checked by a licensed HVAC technician.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of areas could be off. You could have a hole in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is escaping and your house will be less comfy because of this. A hissing sound may 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’s inadequate fluid, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 570-648-0748 now for help.
Like we covered previously, lots of heat pump problems can be uncovered and taken care of during biannual tune-ups. While our pros are at your residence completing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You should get peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it usually does or unfamiliar sounds, contact us at 570-648-0748 to schedule your appointment now.