It’s expected for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it even more noisy, since it may go into defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing over.
There are several approaches you can take to make your heat pump run more quietly all year-round.
1. Request Regular Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is very important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump has a major problem during your warranty period.
It can also help our professionals discover tiny issues that can make your heat pump louder. And likely help you not experience a pricey repair during severe weather that impacts your comfort.
If minor heat pump issues keep on going undiscovered, they might make your system malfunction later. By discovering problems like this early, our techs can get your heat pump repaired before you really need it.
Even more important, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces might make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your energy bills.
Because your heat pump runs throughout the year, we suggest having this service done twice annually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter
Your house’s air keeps fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter starts to be clogged, it can cause a couple of problems, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, use excess energy and may wear it out more quickly.
Here’s how often 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 may need to get a new filter more frequently.
3. Call LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. When Your Heat Pump Is Making Strange Noises
Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re noticing exceedingly loud or strange noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like LTS Plumbing & Heating Inc. for heat pump repair in Paxinos.
Here are several noises that are an indication 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 hard on your ears, including screeching or squealing, it’s often due to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor might be wearing out. Either way, you need to have a specialist check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently due to electrical pieces, which should be checked by a certified HVAC professional.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a few spots could be the issue. You could have a leak in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is leaking and your home will be less comfy because of that. A hissing sound may also mean your heat pump has 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 right away for assistance.
Like we mentioned earlier, the majority of heat pump issues can be noticed and taken care of during regular service. While we’re at your residence completing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your next maintenance appointment.
You should get peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it usually does or odd sounds, contact us at 570-648-0748 to schedule your appointment right away.