It’s expected for your heat pump to generate some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it could go into defrost mode to prevent itself from freezing over.
There are a few things you can do to make your heat pump heat and cool more quietly no matter the season.
1. Schedule Regular Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is tremendously important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This protects your finances if your heat pump experiences a big malfunction during your warranty period.
It can also help our technicians discover little problems that can make your heat pump noisier. And possibly help you not have a pricey repair during intense weather that affects your comfort.
If minor heat pump problems continue to go undiscovered, they could make your system break down later. By fixing problems like this ahead of time, our pros can get your heat pump repaired before you really need it.
Even more important, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components might make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your utility costs.
Because your heat pump runs year-round, we recommend having this tune-up done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter
Your house’s air stays fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter starts to be clogged, it can cause several troubles, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, consume more energy and may wear it out faster.
Here’s how regularly we advise changing 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 regularly.
3. Call Vogts Heating & Air When Your Heat Pump Is Making Odd Noises
Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can make more noise than others. If you’re hearing very loud or weird noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Vogts Heating & Air for heat pump repair in Pocatello.
Here are a few noises that are a sign something’s off with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should get in touch with a professional.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making noises that are creating a headache, like screeching or squealing, it’s often because of the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor could be breaking down. Either way, you need to have a pro examine it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently due to electrical components, which should be checked by a trained HVAC technician.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a few spots could be suspect. You could have a crack in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is leaking and your home 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 there isn’t enough fluid, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 208-621-0129 immediately for support.
Like we mentioned earlier, a lot of heat pump issues can be noticed and resolved during routine tune-ups. While our pros are at your house completing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You should enjoy quiet, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it usually does or unfamiliar sounds, contact us at 208-621-0129 to request your appointment immediately.