It’s normal for your heat pump to make some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it may go into defrost mode to prevent 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. Book Routine Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is tremendously important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This protects your finances if your heat pump has a major issue during your warranty period.
It can also help our pros uncover tiny troubles that can make your heat pump louder. And potentially help you avoid a pricey repair during intense weather that affects your comfort.
If small heat pump problems continue to go undiscovered, they may make your system malfunction later. By finding troubles like this sooner, our technicians can get your heat pump repaired before you surely need to rely on it.
Even more critical, having a pro clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving parts may make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your utility costs.
As your heat pump runs all year, we recommend having this service done twice annually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter
Your house’s air stays fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can cause some issues, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, use additional energy and could wear it out faster.
Here’s how regularly we advise changing your air filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
If you have allergies or pets, you may need to change the filter more frequently.
3. Contact Point Heating & Cooling When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can generate more noise than others. If you’re hearing exceedingly loud or weird noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Point Heating & Cooling for heat pump repair in Plover.
Here are a few noises that are a sign something’s wrong with your heat pump, how to fix them and when you should call a professional.
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 because of the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor may be breaking down. Either way, you need to have a pro examine it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are regularly due to electrical components, which should be inspected by a licensed HVAC tech.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, several things could be wrong. You may have a hole in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your residence will be less cozy as a consequence. A hissing sound could 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 cause serious damage to your heat pump. Reach us at 715-504-0533 right away for assistance.
Like we talked about earlier, a lot of heat pump troubles can be uncovered and resolved during routine tune-ups. While we’re at your home doing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about requesting your next maintenance appointment.
You should get peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it typically does or odd sounds, contact us at 715-504-0533 to request your appointment now.