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3 Things You Can Do to Make Your Heat Pump Quieter

It’s normal for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it could move to defrost mode to prevent itself from icing over.

There are several things you can do to make your heat pump heat and cool more quietly throughout the year.

1. Schedule Regular Heat Pump Maintenance

Heat pump maintenance is very important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump develops a major problem during the time it’s under warranty.

It can also help our pros uncover little issues that can make your heat pump generate more noise. And possibly help you avoid an expensive repair during severe weather that impacts your comfort.

If little heat pump issues keep on going unnoticed, they might make your system stop working down the road. By discovering troubles like this sooner, our technicians can get your heat pump fixed before you really need it.

Even more critical, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces could make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your energy costs.

As your heat pump operates throughout the year, we suggest having this tune-up done twice annually, before summer and before winter.

2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter

Your home’s air remains fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter starts to be clogged, it can result in a few issues, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, consume additional energy and might wear it out more quickly.

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 may need to get a new filter more frequently.

3. Call B&D Air Conditioning When Your Heat Pump is Making Odd Noises

Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can produce more noise than others. If you’re experiencing exceedingly loud or weird noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like B&D Air Conditioning for heat pump repair in Safford.

Here are a few noises that are an indication something’s up with your heat pump, how to fix them and when you should call a pro.

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making noises that are hard on your ears, like screeching or squealing, it’s usually tied to the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor could be breaking down. Regardless, you need to have a pro inspect it.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing noises are often because of electrical pieces, which should be inspected by a trained HVAC technician.

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of areas could be suspect. You may have a hole in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your house will be less comfortable due to this. A hissing sound could 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. Contact us at 928-432-6018 now for help.

Like we talked about previously, many heat pump problems can be caught and addressed during routine service. While we’re at your home completing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your next maintenance appointment.

You deserve to enjoy quiet, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it typically does or odd sounds, contact us at 928-432-6018 to book your appointment now.

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