It’s typical for your heat pump to make some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it might go into defrost mode to stop itself from icing over.
There are a couple of approaches you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly all year-round.
1. Schedule Biannual Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is tremendously important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This protects your finances if your heat pump has a huge issue during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our technicians uncover small problems that can make your heat pump louder. And likely help you avoid a costly repair during severe weather that impacts your comfort.
If minor heat pump issues slide by undiscovered, they might make your system break down down the road. By fixing troubles like this ahead of time, our professionals can get your heat pump working well before you really need to rely on it.
Even more crucial, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components might make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your utility costs.
Because your heat pump operates all year, we recommend having this work done twice annually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter
Your house’s air stays fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can cause a couple of issues, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, use excess energy and can wear it out faster.
Here’s how often we suggest putting in a new air filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
If you have allergies or pets, you might need to change the filter more often.
3. Get in Touch with Street Heating and Cooling When Your Heat Pump Is Making Strange Noises
Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re experiencing very loud or odd noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Street Heating and Cooling for heat pump repair in Rapid City.
Here are several noises that mean something’s wrong with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should call a pro.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making noises that are creating a headache, including screeching or squealing, it’s often tied to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor might be breaking down. Nevertheless, you need to have a specialist inspect it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently because of electrical parts, which should be examined by a licensed HVAC technician.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, several things could be the problem. You could have a hole in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is escaping and your house will be less comfortable because of that. 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 the fluid is low, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Call us at 605-206-3915 now for assistance.
Like we covered previously, many heat pump troubles can be noticed and resolved during regular tune-ups. While our pros are at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to ask about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.
You deserve to enjoy quiet, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it usually does or odd sounds, contact us at 605-206-3915 to schedule your appointment immediately.