It’s expected for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it could move to defrost mode to stop itself from freezing over.
There are several steps you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly all year round.
1. Book 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 has a huge issue during your warranty period.
It can also help our techs find small troubles that can make your heat pump louder. And potentially help you not experience a costly repair during severe weather that impacts your comfort.
If small heat pump troubles continue to go undetected, they might make your system stop working down the road. By finding issues like this early, our techs can get your heat pump working well before you really need it.
Even more crucial, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces could make it more efficient. This could help you spend less on your heating and cooling bills.
Because your heat pump works year-round, we suggest having this work done twice a year, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter
Your home’s air stays fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can cause a couple of issues, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more frequently, use excess energy and can wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how regularly we recommend replacing your 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 regularly.
3. Contact Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc When Your Heat Pump is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can result in more noise than others. If you’re experiencing very loud or odd noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Hale's Air Conditioning Services Inc for heat pump repair in Saint Petersburg.
Here are a few noises that are a sign something’s up with your heat pump, how to repair them and when you should get in touch with a specialist.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making noises that are creating a headache, like screeching or squealing, it’s usually due to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor may be wearing out. Either way, you need to have a pro inspect it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently because of electrical parts, which should be examined by a licensed HVAC pro.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a few spots could be the problem. You could have a leak in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is escaping and your house will be less comfortable due to this. A hissing sound may also mean your heat pump is suffering from a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system has to have refrigerant to transfer heat, and when the fluid is low, you could risk serious damage to your heat pump. Contact us at 727-369-6195 immediately for assistance.
Like we talked about earlier, lots of heat pump troubles can be noticed and taken care of during biannual maintenance. While we’re at your residence completing repairs, don’t forget to ask about requesting your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it typically does or unfamiliar sounds, contact us at 727-369-6195 to schedule your appointment immediately.