It’s typical for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it may switch to defrost mode to avoid icing over.
There are several steps you can take to make your heat pump run more quietly throughout the year.
1. Book Biannual Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is tremendously important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump experiences a huge issue during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our professionals find small issues that can make your heat pump noisier. And possibly help you not have a costly repair during severe weather that impacts your comfort.
If little heat pump troubles slide by unnoticed, they may make your system malfunction later. By finding problems like this early, our techs can get your heat pump fixed before you surely need to rely on it.
Even more crucial, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces may make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your utility costs.
As your heat pump runs throughout the year, we suggest having this service done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Install a New Air Filter
Your house’s air keeps fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can cause some issues, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, use additional energy and can wear it out more quickly.
Here’s how often we recommend replacing 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 regularly.
3. Call Pepper AC & Heat When Your Heat Pump Is Making Odd Noises
Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can generate more noise than others. If you’re noticing exceedingly loud or odd noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Pepper AC & Heat for heat pump repair in Justin.
Here are a few 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 sound that is giving you a headache, including screeching or squealing, it’s often due to the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor may be wearing down. Regardless, you need to have a specialist look at it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are regularly 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 few areas could be off. You might have a leak in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is escaping and your home will be less cozy as a result. 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 risk serious damage to your heat pump. Contact us at 940-202-1184 immediately for help.
Like we mentioned previously, the majority of heat pump troubles can be found and taken care of during regular service. While we’re at your residence completing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You should get quiet, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it usually does or unfamiliar sounds, contact us at 940-202-1184 to request your appointment right away.