It’s typical for your heat pump to make some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it may move to defrost mode to avoid icing over.
There are a few approaches you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly no matter the season.
1. Schedule Biannual Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is tremendously important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump experiences a huge problem while it’s under warranty.
It can also help our professionals uncover tiny troubles that can make your heat pump noisier. And likely help you not experience a pricey repair during extreme weather that affects your comfort.
If minor heat pump issues slide by undetected, they might make your system malfunction down the road. By pinpointing troubles like this sooner, our pros can get your heat pump working well before you surely need to depend on it.
Even more critical, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving parts may make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your utility costs.
Because your heat pump works throughout the year, we recommend having this service done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter
Your home’s air remains fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can lead to several troubles, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, consume excess energy and can wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how regularly we suggest replacing your air filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
If you have allergies or pets, you may need to replace the filter more frequently.
3. Contact Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can produce more noise than others. If you’re hearing exceedingly loud or weird noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Cytech Heating & Cooling L.C. for heat pump repair in Rio Grande Valley.
Here are several noises that are an indication something’s off 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 noises that are hard on your ears, such as screeching or squealing, it’s often due to the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor may be wearing out. Nevertheless, you need to have a professional look at it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are regularly because of electrical components, which should be checked by a licensed HVAC tech.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of spots could be the issue. You could have a gap in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is escaping and your house will be less cozy because of that. 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 there’s inadequate fluid, you could risk serious damage to your heat pump. Call us at 956-630-3522 immediately for support.
Like we discussed earlier, the majority of heat pump problems can be noticed and addressed during biannual maintenance. While our pros are at your home doing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy quiet, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it should or weird sounds, contact us at 956-630-3522 to schedule your appointment right away.