It’s expected for your heat pump to generate some noise as it heats or cools your residence. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it could switch to defrost mode to avoid icing over.
There are a couple of things you can do to make your heat pump heat and cool more quietly all year round.
1. Request Biannual Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is tremendously important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump has a major issue during your warranty period.
It can also help our technicians discover tiny troubles that can make your heat pump generate more noise. And possibly help you avoid a costly repair during extreme weather that impacts your comfort.
If minor heat pump troubles slide by undetected, they could make your system break down down the road. By discovering problems like this sooner, our pros can get your heat pump working well before you surely need to rely on it.
Even more critical, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving parts may make it more efficient. This could help you spend less on your energy expenses.
Because your heat pump runs year-round, we recommend 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 as a result of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can cause some troubles, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more regularly, consume additional energy and may wear it out more rapidly.
Here’s how frequently we suggest changing your 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. Call Osceola Air, LLC When Your Heat Pump is Making Odd Noises
Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can generate more noise than others. If you’re noticing extremely loud or strange noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Osceola Air, LLC for heat pump repair in St. Cloud.
Here are a couple of noises that mean something’s wrong with your heat pump, how to fix them and when you should get in touch with a specialist.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making sound that is hard on your ears, including screeching or squealing, it’s frequently tied to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor could be wearing out. Regardless, you need to have a pro check it out.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are often because of electrical pieces, which should be checked by a trained HVAC tech.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, several things could be off. You might have a leak in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is leaking and your home will be less comfortable because of this. 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 cause serious damage to your heat pump. Call us at 407-477-6319 immediately for assistance.
Like we discussed before, the majority of heat pump problems can be found and resolved during biannual maintenance. While our pros are at your home finishing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your next maintenance appointment.
You should get calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it should or odd sounds, contact us at 407-477-6319 to request your appointment now.