It’s expected for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your residence. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it might move to defrost mode to prevent itself from icing over.
There are several approaches you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly all year-round.
1. Request Routine Heat Pump Checkups
Heat pump maintenance is very important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This protects your finances if your heat pump has a huge problem during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our professionals discover small troubles that can make your heat pump louder. And likely help you avoid a costly repair during extreme weather that impacts your comfort.
If small heat pump troubles keep on going undiscovered, they can make your system malfunction down the road. By fixing problems like this ahead of time, our pros can get your heat pump fixed before you really need to rely on it.
Even more crucial, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces may make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your heating and cooling costs.
Because your heat pump works throughout the year, we advise having this tune-up done twice annually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter
Your house’s air remains fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter starts to be clogged, it can lead to several troubles, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more frequently, need excess energy and could wear it out more quickly.
Here’s how often 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 replace the filter more regularly.
3. Get in Touch with Lakeside Heating & Air When Your Heat Pump Is Making Strange Noises
Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re noticing very loud or strange noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Lakeside Heating & Air for heat pump repair in Chelan and Wenatchee.
Here are a couple of noises that mean something’s wrong with your heat pump, how to fix them and when you should call a professional.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making noises that are hard on your ears, like screeching or squealing, it’s frequently tied to the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor could be breaking down. Nevertheless, you need to have a specialist check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are regularly due to electrical components, which should be inspected by a trained 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 somewhere, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your home will be less comfy as a result. 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 there isn’t enough fluid, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Contact us at 509-284-4265 right away for assistance.
Like we talked about before, a lot of heat pump troubles can be noticed and resolved during biannual service. While we’re at your residence completing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it should or weird sounds, contact us at 509-284-4265 to book your appointment immediately.