It’s expected for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your residence. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it could move to defrost mode to stop itself from freezing over.
There are a couple of things you can do to make your heat pump run more quietly no matter the season.
1. Schedule Routine Heat Pump Tune-Ups
Heat pump maintenance is very important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This shields your finances if your heat pump has a major problem during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our techs discover tiny troubles that can make your heat pump generate more noise. And potentially help you avoid a pricey repair during intense weather that affects your comfort.
If minor heat pump problems slide by unnoticed, they could make your system malfunction in the future. By finding problems like this ahead of time, our professionals can get your heat pump repaired before you truly need to depend on it.
Even more important, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components could make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your energy costs.
Since your heat pump runs throughout the year, we recommend 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 because of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can lead to some troubles, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more frequently, consume additional energy and might wear it out faster.
Here’s how regularly we suggest changing 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 frequently.
3. Contact Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. When Your Heat Pump Is Making Strange Noises
Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re noticing exceedingly loud or strange noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Phelps Heating & Cooling, Inc. for heat pump repair in Hodgenville.
Here are a couple of noises that mean something’s off with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should contact a professional.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making noises that are giving you a headache, like screeching or squealing, it’s frequently due to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor could be wearing out. Nevertheless, you need to have a specialist examine it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently because of electrical parts, which should be checked by a trained HVAC technician.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of areas could be causing trouble. You might have a hole in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your home will be less comfy due to this. A hissing sound could also mean your heat pump has a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system relies on refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there’s inadequate fluid, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Reach us at 270-358-3167 now for assistance.
Like we talked about before, the majority of heat pump problems can be caught and taken care of during biannual tune-ups. While our pros are at your home completing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You should enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it typically does or weird sounds, contact us at 270-358-3167 to request your appointment immediately.