It’s normal for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it could switch to defrost mode to avoid icing over.
There are a few things you can do to make your heat pump run more quietly throughout the year.
1. Request Routine Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is tremendously important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This shields your finances if your heat pump experiences a big issue during your warranty period.
It can also help our pros uncover tiny troubles that can make your heat pump generate more noise. And likely help you avoid a costly repair during intense weather that compromises your comfort.
If minor heat pump issues continue to go undiscovered, they could make your system stop working down the road. By discovering problems like this early, our professionals can get your heat pump fixed before you truly need it.
Even more critical, having a pro 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 expenses.
Because your heat pump works throughout the year, we advise having this work done twice annually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter
Your house’s air stays fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can result in a few problems, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more regularly, use excess energy and could wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how frequently we advise changing your air filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
If you have allergies or pets, you might need to replace the filter more frequently.
3. Get in Touch with Moyer Total Indoor Comfort When Your Heat Pump Is Making Odd Noises
Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can produce more noise than others. If you’re hearing extremely loud or strange noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Moyer Total Indoor Comfort for heat pump repair in Kutztown and Breinigsville.
Here are a few noises that are an indication something’s up with your heat pump, how to repair them and when you should contact a specialist.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making sound that is giving you a headache, like screeching or squealing, it’s often due to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor could be wearing out. Either way, you need to have a specialist check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are often because of electrical pieces, which should be checked by a certified HVAC pro.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a few areas could be wrong. You could have a crack in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is leaking and your residence will be less comfortable as a result. A hissing sound might also mean your heat pump is suffering from a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system relies on refrigerant to transfer heat, and when the fluid is low, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 484-646-3363 immediately for assistance.
Like we mentioned previously, many heat pump issues can be found and resolved during biannual tune-ups. While we’re at your house completing repairs, don’t forget to ask about booking your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it should or odd sounds, contact us at 484-646-3363 to schedule your appointment now.