It’s expected for your heat pump to generate some noise as it heats or cools your residence. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it could go into defrost mode to stop itself from icing over.
There are a couple of steps you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly no matter the season.
1. Book Biannual Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This protects your finances if your heat pump experiences a huge problem during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our techs uncover small issues that can make your heat pump generate more noise. And possibly help you not have a costly repair during extreme weather that impacts your comfort.
If little heat pump troubles keep on going undiscovered, they may make your system stop working in the future. By fixing issues like this early, our techs can get your heat pump repaired before you surely need it.
Even more critical, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components may make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your utility expenses.
As your heat pump runs all year, we recommend 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 as a result of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can result in some issues, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more regularly, consume additional energy and might wear it out more quickly.
Here’s how frequently we advise replacing your 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. Get in Touch with Bishop’s HVAC When Your Heat Pump Is Making Strange Noises
Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can make more noise than others. If you’re noticing extremely loud or strange noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Bishop’s HVAC for heat pump repair in Sacramento.
Here are several noises that mean something’s up 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 sound that is hard on your ears, like screeching or squealing, it’s frequently due to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor may be wearing down. Nevertheless, you need to have a pro check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are regularly tied to electrical parts, which should be checked by a licensed HVAC professional.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of areas could be the issue. You might have a hole in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is escaping and your house 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 seriously damage your heat pump. Call us at 916-591-6889 now for help.
Like we talked about earlier, many heat pump troubles can be found and addressed during routine service. While our professionals are at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about requesting your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it typically does or weird sounds, contact us at 916-591-6889 to schedule your appointment immediately.