It’s expected for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it might move to defrost mode to avoid frosting over.

There are several steps you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly throughout the year.

1. Schedule Regular Heat Pump Tune-Ups

Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This shields your finances if your heat pump develops a major malfunction during the time it’s under warranty.

It can also help our techs unearth small troubles that can make your heat pump louder. And potentially help you not experience a pricey repair during intense weather that impacts your comfort.

If minor heat pump troubles continue to go undetected, they may make your system break down in the future. By finding issues like this ahead of time, our techs can get your heat pump fixed before you surely need it.

Even more crucial, having a pro clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components might make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your energy expenses.

Because your heat pump operates year-round, we advise having this service done twice a year, before summer and before winter.

2. Regularly Install a New Air Filter

Your residence’s air remains fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can cause some problems, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more regularly, use additional energy and could wear it out faster.

Here’s how often we recommend replacing 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. Call Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. When Your Heat Pump Is Making Odd Noises

Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re experiencing very loud or odd noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. for heat pump repair in Rio Grande Valley.

Here are a couple of noises that are an indication something’s up with your heat pump, how to repair them and when you should get in touch with a specialist.

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making racket that is creating a headache, such as screeching or squealing, it’s often tied to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor could be wearing down. Nevertheless, you need to have a pro inspect it.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing noises are regularly tied to electrical parts, which should be checked by a trained HVAC pro.

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, a few areas could be suspect. You might have a gap in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your house will be less comfortable because of this. A hissing sound could also mean your heat pump is experiencing 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 seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 956-553-3265 now for support.

Like we talked about before, many heat pump problems can be uncovered and taken care of during regular maintenance. While our pros are at your home finishing repairs, don’t forget to ask about booking your next maintenance appointment.

You should get peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it should or odd sounds, contact us at 956-553-3265 to book your appointment right away.