It’s typical for your heat pump to make some noise as it heats or cools your residence. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it could go into defrost mode to stop itself from frosting over.
There are a couple of steps you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly throughout the year.
1. Book Biannual Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is very important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This shields your finances if your heat pump has a huge malfunction while it’s under warranty.
It can also help our pros unearth small issues that can make your heat pump noisier. And potentially help you not have an expensive repair during extreme weather that compromises your comfort.
If minor heat pump troubles keep on going undetected, they might make your system malfunction in the future. By finding issues like this early, our techs can get your heat pump repaired before you truly need it.
Even more important, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving parts might make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your heating and cooling bills.
As your heat pump works throughout the year, we suggest having this service done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter
Your residence’s air remains fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can result in a few troubles, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, use excess energy and might wear it out faster.
Here’s how frequently we advise putting in a new 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. Contact AC Sales When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re noticing exceedingly loud or odd noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like AC Sales for heat pump repair in Lafayette.
Here are several noises that mean something’s wrong with your heat pump, how to solve 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 hard on your ears, like screeching or squealing, it’s frequently because of the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor could be wearing down. Nevertheless, you need to have a pro check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently tied to electrical pieces, which should be examined by a licensed HVAC professional.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a few areas could be the problem. You could have a leak in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your residence will be less comfortable because of this. A hissing sound may also mean your heat pump is experiencing a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system relies on refrigerant to transfer heat, and when the fluid is low, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Reach us at (337) 234-2345 immediately for help.
Like we discussed previously, a lot of heat pump problems can be caught and addressed during routine tune-ups. While our pros are at your home completing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about requesting your next maintenance appointment.
You should get peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it should or weird sounds, contact us at (337) 234-2345 to request your appointment immediately.