It’s expected for your heat pump to make some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it might switch to defrost mode to avoid freezing over.
There are a few approaches you can take to make your heat pump heat and cool more quietly all year round.
1. Schedule Routine Heat Pump Tune-Ups
Heat pump maintenance is very important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This protects your finances if your heat pump has a huge problem while it’s under warranty.
It can also help our techs unearth tiny troubles that can make your heat pump louder. And potentially help you avoid a costly repair during extreme weather that compromises your comfort.
If small heat pump troubles keep on going unnoticed, they might make your system malfunction down the road. By pinpointing troubles like this early, our professionals can get your heat pump fixed before you truly need it.
Even more important, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components may make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your utility bills.
As your heat pump runs throughout the year, we recommend having this service done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Install a New Air Filter
Your house’s air keeps fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can lead to a few problems, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more regularly, need more energy and could wear it out faster.
Here’s how often we advise replacing your air filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
If you have allergies or pets, you could need to replace the filter more often.
3. Get in Touch with B&D Air Conditioning When Your Heat Pump is Making Strange Noises
Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can generate more noise than others. If you’re hearing exceedingly loud or odd noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like B&D Air Conditioning for heat pump repair in Safford.
Here are several noises that are a sign something’s up with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should contact a specialist.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making sound that is creating a headache, including screeching or squealing, it’s usually due to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor could be wearing out. Regardless, you need to have a professional check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are regularly because of electrical parts, which should be checked by a certified HVAC professional.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a few spots could be causing trouble. You could have a crack in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your residence will be less comfortable because of that. 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. Contact us at 928-432-6018 immediately for assistance.
Like we covered previously, the majority of heat pump issues can be noticed and resolved during regular maintenance. While we’re at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it usually does or weird sounds, contact us at 928-432-6018 to request your appointment right away.