3 Steps to Silence Your Noisy Heat Pump

November 09, 2020

It’s typical for your heat pump to generate some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it particularly noisy, since it might move to defrost mode to prevent itself from icing over.

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

1. Request Regular Heat Pump Tune-Ups

Heat pump maintenance is very important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This shields your finances if your heat pump experiences a major issue during your warranty period.

It can also help our professionals unearth little problems that can make your heat pump noisier. And likely help you not experience an expensive repair during intense weather that impacts your comfort.

If little heat pump issues continue to go unnoticed, they may make your system stop working in the future. By discovering issues like this early, our techs can get your heat pump repaired before you surely need 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 conserve more on your heating and cooling bills.

As your heat pump works all year, we recommend having this work done twice annually, before summer and before winter.

2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter

Your home’s air stays fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can cause several problems, 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 replacing your air filter:

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

If you have allergies or pets, you may need to get a new filter more often.

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

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

Here are a few noises that mean something’s off with your heat pump, how to solve them and when you should get in touch with a pro.

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making sound that is creating a headache, such as screeching or squealing, it’s often tied to the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor may be breaking down. Either way, you need to have a pro check it out.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing noises are frequently tied to electrical pieces, which should be checked by a certified HVAC technician.

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, several things could be off. You could have a gap in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your residence will be less comfy as a result. 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 the fluid is low, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Contact us at 714-855-1717 right away for help.

Like we discussed previously, a lot of heat pump problems can be caught and resolved during routine service. While our pros are at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your next maintenance appointment.

You should enjoy calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it should or unfamiliar sounds, contact us at 714-855-1717 to schedule your appointment now.