It’s typical for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your residence. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it might move to defrost mode to stop itself from frosting over.
There are a few steps you can take to make your heat pump run more quietly no matter the season.
1. Schedule Routine Heat Pump Tune-Ups
Heat pump maintenance is very important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump experiences a huge problem while it’s under warranty.
It can also help our techs unearth small troubles that can make your heat pump noisier. And possibly help you not have a pricey repair during extreme weather that impacts your comfort.
If little heat pump issues continue to go unnoticed, they may make your system break down down the road. By pinpointing issues like this ahead of time, our technicians can get your heat pump working well before you truly need to depend on it.
Even more important, having a pro clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces might make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your heating and cooling expenses.
Since your heat pump works all year, we recommend having this work done twice annually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter
Your home’s air remains fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can cause a few issues, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, need more energy and could wear it out faster.
Here’s how regularly 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 replace the filter more regularly.
3. Call Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning When Your Heat Pump Is Making Strange Noises
Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can generate more noise than others. If you’re hearing exceedingly loud or strange 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 mean something’s wrong with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should call a specialist.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making noises that are giving you a headache, like screeching or squealing, it’s often because of the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor could be breaking down. Either way, you need to have a professional inspect it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are regularly due to electrical components, which should be examined by a trained HVAC professional.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of things could be the problem. You may have a hole in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is leaking and your home 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 has to have refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there’s inadequate fluid, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 805-242-9638 immediately for support.
Like we discussed previously, lots of heat pump issues can be found and addressed during routine maintenance. While we’re at your home doing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your next maintenance appointment.
You should get calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it should or odd sounds, contact us at 805-242-9638 to schedule your appointment right away.