It’s typical for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it might go into defrost mode to avoid frosting over.
There are a few approaches you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly throughout the year.
1. Book Regular Heat Pump Tune-Ups
Heat pump maintenance is very important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This shields your finances if your heat pump develops a huge problem while it’s under warranty.
It can also help our pros find tiny issues that can make your heat pump louder. And potentially help you not have a pricey repair during extreme weather that compromises your comfort.
If minor heat pump issues keep on going unnoticed, they could make your system stop working later. By discovering troubles like this early, our technicians can get your heat pump working well before you truly need it.
Even more important, having a pro clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving pieces could make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your heating and cooling expenses.
Because your heat pump operates year-round, we recommend having this tune-up done twice a year, before summer and before winter.
2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter
Your home’s air keeps fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter starts to be clogged, it can result in some problems, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more regularly, consume additional energy and could wear it out more quickly.
Here’s how frequently 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 get a new filter more often.
3. Get in Touch with Ilten's When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises
Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can produce more noise than others. If you’re hearing very loud or odd noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Ilten's for heat pump repair in Cedar Rapids.
Here are several noises that mean something’s wrong with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should get in touch with a specialist.
Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise
If your heat pump is making racket that is giving you a headache, such as screeching or squealing, it’s usually tied to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor might be breaking down. Nevertheless, you need to have a pro inspect it.
Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds
Buzzing noises are frequently because of electrical components, which should be inspected by a certified HVAC technician.
Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise
If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of spots could be the issue. You may have a leak in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is escaping and your home will be less comfy due to this. A hissing sound could also mean your heat pump is suffering from a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system relies on refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there’s inadequate fluid, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Contact us at 319-208-2351 now for assistance.
Like we talked about before, the majority of heat pump troubles can be noticed and addressed during biannual tune-ups. While we’re at your residence doing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your next maintenance appointment.
You should get peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it should or sounds you don’t recognize, contact us at 319-208-2351 to schedule your appointment immediately.