It’s normal for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your residence. Wintertime can make it especially noisy, since it may go into defrost mode to prevent itself from icing over.

There are a few steps you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly no matter the season.

1. Book Routine Heat Pump Maintenance

Heat pump maintenance is very important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump develops a major malfunction during your warranty period.

It can also help our professionals find tiny issues that can make your heat pump louder. And potentially help you not have a pricey repair during intense weather that compromises your comfort.

If minor heat pump issues slide by unnoticed, they may make your system malfunction down the road. By pinpointing troubles like this sooner, our pros can get your heat pump working well before you really need it.

Even more crucial, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving parts could make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your heating and cooling costs.

Because your heat pump works throughout the year, we advise having this service done biannually, 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 lead to a couple of troubles, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more frequently, need more energy and might wear it out more rapidly.

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 could need to get a new filter more regularly.

3. Get in Touch with Watts Electric & AC When Your Heat Pump Is Making Odd Noises

Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can generate more noise than others. If you’re experiencing very loud or weird noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Watts Electric & AC for heat pump repair in Columbia.

Here are several noises that are an indication something’s up 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, like screeching or squealing, it’s usually tied to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor might be breaking down. Nevertheless, you need to have a specialist look at it.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing noises are often tied to electrical pieces, which should be examined by a licensed HVAC professional.

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of areas could be the problem. You might have a crack in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your house will be less cozy because of this. A hissing sound could 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 seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 601-736-7362 immediately for support.

Like we talked about before, the majority of heat pump problems can be found and taken care of during biannual maintenance. While we’re at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your next maintenance appointment.

You deserve to enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it typically does or weird sounds, contact us at 601-736-7362 to schedule your appointment now.