It’s expected for your heat pump to generate some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it could go into defrost mode to avoid icing over.
There are several steps you can take to make your heat pump run more quietly throughout the year.
1. Book Regular Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is very important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump develops a major problem during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our professionals unearth small problems that can make your heat pump generate more noise. And likely help you not experience a pricey repair during extreme weather that impacts your comfort.
If minor heat pump troubles keep on going undiscovered, they may make your system malfunction later. By fixing troubles like this ahead of time, our professionals can get your heat pump repaired before you really need it.
Even more critical, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces may make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your energy bills.
As your heat pump works 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 remains fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can result in several troubles, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, consume additional energy and could wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how frequently we suggest 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. Call Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating When Your Heat Pump is Making Odd Noises
Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can generate more noise than others. If you’re noticing extremely loud or odd noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Ocean Air Conditioning and Heating for heat pump repair in Laguna Niguel.
Here are a few noises that mean something’s off with your heat pump, how to repair them and when you should call a specialist.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making noises that are giving you a headache, including screeching or squealing, it’s often because of the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor might be wearing down. Regardless, you need to have a professional look at it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are often tied to electrical parts, which should be inspected by a trained HVAC professional.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of things could be wrong. You might have a gap in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is leaking and your home will be less comfortable as a result. A hissing sound may also mean your heat pump is suffering from a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system needs refrigerant to transfer heat, and when the fluid is low, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 949-317-4175 immediately for support.
Like we discussed before, many heat pump troubles can be found and resolved during regular tune-ups. While we’re at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about requesting your next maintenance appointment.
You should get quiet, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it typically does or unfamiliar sounds, contact us at 949-317-4175 to request your appointment right away.