It’s expected for your heat pump to generate some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it could move to defrost mode to prevent itself from icing over.
There are a couple of things you can do to make your heat pump run more quietly no matter the season.
1. Schedule Biannual Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This shields your finances if your heat pump has a major malfunction during your warranty period.
It can also help our professionals uncover small issues that can make your heat pump noisier. And likely help you not have a costly repair during extreme weather that impacts your comfort.
If little heat pump problems continue to go undiscovered, they may make your system malfunction in the future. By fixing issues like this ahead of time, our technicians can get your heat pump repaired before you really need to rely on it.
Even more crucial, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces might make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your heating and cooling costs.
Because your heat pump operates year-round, we suggest having this work done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Install a New Air Filter
Your house’s air remains fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can result in some issues, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more frequently, need additional energy and may wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how frequently we advise replacing your 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 regularly.
3. Get in Touch with Colvin's Heating and Cooling When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can result in more noise than others. If you’re noticing very loud or strange noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Colvin's Heating and Cooling for heat pump repair in Excelsior Springs.
Here are a couple of noises that mean something’s up 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 racket that is hard on your ears, such as screeching or squealing, it’s usually tied to the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor could be wearing down. Either way, you need to have a professional examine it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are often tied to electrical parts, which should be examined by a trained HVAC pro.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of spots could be the problem. You might have a crack in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is escaping and your house will be less cozy due to this. 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’s inadequate fluid, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 816-379-3918 right away for assistance.
Like we covered previously, a lot of heat pump issues can be noticed and addressed during routine service. While our professionals are at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to ask about requesting your next maintenance appointment.
You should enjoy calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it typically does or sounds you don’t recognize, contact us at 816-379-3918 to book your appointment now.