It’s normal for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your residence. Wintertime can make it even more noisy, since it could switch to defrost mode to stop itself from frosting over.
There are a couple of things you can do to make your heat pump operate more quietly all year round.
1. Book Biannual Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is very important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This protects your finances if your heat pump develops a huge issue while it’s under warranty.
It can also help our pros uncover little issues that can make your heat pump noisier. And possibly help you not experience a pricey repair during extreme weather that impacts your comfort.
If little heat pump issues keep on going unnoticed, they could make your system stop working later. By fixing problems like this sooner, our technicians 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 pieces may make it more efficient. This could help you spend less on your utility costs.
As your heat pump operates throughout the year, we advise having this service done twice a year, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter
Your house’s air stays fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can cause some problems, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, use more energy and might wear it out faster.
Here’s how frequently we recommend 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 get a new filter more frequently.
3. Contact Farnell Mechanical, Inc. When Your Heat Pump is Making Strange Noises
Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can result in more noise than others. If you’re noticing very loud or weird noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Farnell Mechanical, Inc. for heat pump repair in Auburn and Opelika.
Here are a few noises that mean something’s off with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should get in touch with a pro.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making noises that are hard on your ears, including screeching or squealing, it’s frequently due to the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor could be breaking down. Regardless, you need to have a professional look at it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are often because of electrical parts, which should be checked by a certified HVAC professional.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, several spots could be the problem. You might have a crack in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is leaking and your home will be less cozy as a result. A hissing sound might also mean your heat pump is experiencing a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system needs refrigerant to transfer heat, and when the fluid is low, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 334-524-2458 immediately for help.
Like we talked about before, many heat pump issues can be caught and taken care of during routine maintenance. While we’re at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy quiet, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it should or unfamiliar sounds, contact us at 334-524-2458 to schedule your appointment right away.