It’s normal for your heat pump to make some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it may go into defrost mode to avoid frosting over.
There are a few steps you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly all year round.
1. Request Routine Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump experiences a huge issue during your warranty period.
It can also help our professionals unearth small troubles that can make your heat pump louder. And likely help you not experience an expensive repair during extreme weather that compromises your comfort.
If little heat pump problems keep on going undiscovered, they could make your system stop working in the future. By fixing troubles like this sooner, our professionals can get your heat pump repaired before you really need to depend on it.
Even more important, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces may make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your energy costs.
Since your heat pump works all year, we suggest having this service done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter
Your house’s air keeps fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can result in a couple of issues, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, need more energy and can wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how often 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 may need to change the filter more frequently.
3. Get in Touch with Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning When Your Heat Pump is Making Strange Noises
Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can make more noise than others. If you’re hearing exceedingly loud or weird noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning for heat pump repair in Buellton.
Here are a couple of noises that are a sign something’s off with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should call a pro.
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 frequently because of the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor could be wearing down. Either way, you need to have a professional check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are often tied to electrical pieces, which should be checked by a licensed HVAC pro.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a few things could be the issue. You may have a hole in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is leaking and your house will be less comfy because of this. 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 seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 805-242-9638 now for assistance.
Like we discussed previously, the majority of heat pump issues can be caught and resolved during routine service. While we’re at your house completing 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 should or weird sounds, contact us at 805-242-9638 to schedule your appointment immediately.