It’s expected for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it even more noisy, since it could go into defrost mode to avoid icing over.
There are several steps you can take to make your heat pump heat and cool more quietly no matter the season.
1. Schedule Regular Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is very important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This shields your finances if your heat pump has a huge problem during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our technicians find small troubles that can make your heat pump generate more noise. And potentially help you not experience an expensive repair during intense weather that affects your comfort.
If little heat pump issues slide by undiscovered, they can make your system stop working later. By discovering problems like this early, our professionals can get your heat pump working well before you surely need to depend on it.
Even more crucial, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces may make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your utility costs.
As your heat pump runs year-round, we advise having this work done biannually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter
Your house’s air stays fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can result in some problems, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more frequently, use excess energy and may 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 could need to change the filter more often.
3. Call MPC Heating & Cooling When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can produce more noise than others. If you’re experiencing very loud or odd noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like MPC Heating & Cooling for heat pump repair in Chadron.
Here are several noises that are an indication something’s wrong with your heat pump, how to repair 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 giving you a headache, like screeching or squealing, it’s usually due to the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor may be wearing down. Either way, you need to have a pro examine it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are often because of electrical pieces, which should be inspected by a licensed HVAC professional.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, several spots could be the problem. You could have a hole in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is leaking and your house will be less comfortable because of that. A hissing sound might also mean your heat pump has a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system has to have refrigerant to transfer heat, and when the fluid is low, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 308-832-4321 immediately for support.
Like we discussed previously, many heat pump problems can be found and taken care of during biannual service. While we’re at your residence completing repairs, don’t forget to ask about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You should get peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it usually does or sounds you don’t recognize, contact us at 308-832-4321 to request your appointment immediately.