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3 Ways to Make Your Heat Pump Less Noisy

It’s expected for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it might switch to defrost mode to avoid icing over.

There are a few things you can do to make your heat pump run more quietly all year round.

1. Request Biannual Heat Pump Maintenance

Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This protects your finances if your heat pump has a huge problem while it’s under warranty.

It can also help our pros discover little issues that can make your heat pump louder. And likely help you not have a pricey repair during intense weather that affects your comfort.

If little heat pump issues keep on going undiscovered, they might make your system stop working in the future. By pinpointing issues like this early, our professionals can get your heat pump repaired before you surely need to rely on it.

Even more critical, having a pro clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving parts could make it more efficient. This could help you spend less on your heating and cooling bills.

As your heat pump runs all year, we recommend having this service done twice a year, before summer and before winter.

2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter

Your home’s air remains fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can result in a few troubles, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more regularly, use additional energy and can wear it out faster.

Here’s how regularly we advise changing your air filter:

  • Flat filter: Once a month
  • Pleated filter: Every three months

If you have allergies or pets, you may need to replace the filter more often.

3. Contact Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. When Your Heat Pump is Making Odd Noises

Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re experiencing exceedingly loud or strange noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Eco Fresh HVAC Inc. for heat pump repair in Anaheim.

Here are several noises that are a sign something’s up with your heat pump, how to repair them and when you should call a professional.

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making racket that is creating a headache, including screeching or squealing, it’s usually due to the motor. The bearings might be dirty, or the motor could be wearing down. Either way, you need to have a specialist look at it.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing noises are frequently tied to electrical parts, which should be examined by a trained HVAC pro.

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, a few things could be wrong. You could have a crack in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is escaping and your home will be less cozy because of this. A hissing sound could also mean your heat pump is suffering from a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system needs refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there isn’t enough fluid, you could risk serious damage to your heat pump. Call us at 714-855-1717 immediately for assistance.

Like we mentioned earlier, lots of heat pump issues can be noticed and resolved during regular maintenance. While our pros are at your home completing repairs, don’t forget to ask about booking your next maintenance appointment.

You should get quiet, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it typically does or weird sounds, contact us at 714-855-1717 to request your appointment immediately.

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