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 might switch to defrost mode to stop itself from icing over.
There are a few things you can do to make your heat pump operate more quietly throughout the year.
1. Book Biannual Heat Pump Maintenance
Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This shields your finances if your heat pump develops a huge malfunction during the time it’s under warranty.
It can also help our pros discover small troubles that can make your heat pump louder. And likely help you not have a pricey repair during extreme weather that affects your comfort.
If small heat pump issues slide by undetected, they could make your system malfunction in the future. By pinpointing problems like this ahead of time, our professionals can get your heat pump repaired before you surely need to depend on it.
Even more important, having a pro clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components may make it more efficient. This could help you spend less on your utility expenses.
Because your heat pump runs all year, we recommend having this work done twice annually, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter
Your residence’s air stays fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can cause a couple of problems, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, consume excess energy and could wear it out faster.
Here’s how frequently we advise changing 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 frequently.
3. Call Solar Air Inc. When Your Heat Pump is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can generate more noise than others. If you’re noticing exceedingly loud or strange noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Solar Air Inc. for heat pump repair in Fort Lauderdale.
Here are a couple of noises that are an indication something’s off with your heat pump, how to fix them and when you should get in touch with a professional.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making noises that are creating a headache, such as screeching or squealing, it’s frequently tied to the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor could be breaking down. Nevertheless, you need to have a professional examine it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently tied to electrical pieces, which should be inspected by a trained HVAC professional.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a few things could be suspect. You might have a leak in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is leaking and your house will be less comfy as a result. A hissing sound could also mean your heat pump has 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 954-320-7398 right away for help.
Like we mentioned before, the majority of heat pump problems can be caught and resolved during biannual maintenance. While our pros are at your home finishing repairs, don’t forget to ask about booking your next maintenance appointment.
You should enjoy quiet, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it usually does or odd sounds, contact us at 954-320-7398 to request your appointment right away.