It’s expected for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it could go into defrost mode to avoid icing over.
There are several things you can do to make your heat pump operate more quietly throughout the year.
1. Schedule Regular Heat Pump Tune-Ups
Heat pump maintenance is tremendously important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This protects your finances if your heat pump experiences a huge malfunction during your warranty period.
It can also help our techs find little problems that can make your heat pump louder. And possibly help you not experience a pricey repair during severe weather that impacts your comfort.
If minor heat pump issues continue to go undiscovered, they might make your system malfunction in the future. By pinpointing problems like this sooner, our techs can get your heat pump working well before you truly need to rely 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 spend less on your utility bills.
Because your heat pump runs throughout the year, we suggest having this tune-up done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter
Your home’s air keeps fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can result in several troubles, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, consume excess energy and could wear it out more quickly.
Here’s how regularly we advise replacing your air filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
If you have allergies or pets, you may need to change the filter more frequently.
3. Get in Touch with Fire & Ice HVAC When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can make more noise than others. If you’re hearing extremely loud or odd noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Fire & Ice HVAC for heat pump repair in Woodbridge.
Here are a few noises that are a sign something’s wrong with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should contact a specialist.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making racket that is hard on your ears, including screeching or squealing, it’s frequently because of the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor might be breaking down. Either way, you need to have a specialist examine it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently tied to electrical parts, which should be examined by a trained HVAC pro.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a few areas could be the issue. You may have a gap in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your home will be less cozy because of this. A hissing sound may also mean your heat pump is experiencing a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system needs refrigerant to transfer heat, and when the fluid is low, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Reach us at 703-595-4157 immediately for assistance.
Like we discussed before, many heat pump problems can be found and addressed during regular tune-ups. While we’re at your residence doing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy quiet, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it should or unfamiliar sounds, contact us at 703-595-4157 to request your appointment right away.