3 Steps to Silence Your Noisy Heat Pump

November 09, 2020

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

There are a few steps you can take to make your heat pump operate more quietly throughout the year.

1. Schedule Regular Heat Pump Tune-Ups

Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This protects your finances if your heat pump experiences a huge issue during your warranty period.

It can also help our techs uncover tiny troubles that can make your heat pump louder. And likely help you avoid a costly repair during intense weather that impacts your comfort.

If small heat pump problems keep on going undiscovered, they could make your system malfunction in the future. By finding problems like this early, our technicians can get your heat pump fixed before you surely need to rely on it.

Even more important, having a specialist clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving parts may make it more efficient. This could help you save more on your utility expenses.

As your heat pump runs all year, we recommend having this work done biannually, before summer and before winter.

2. Regularly Install a New Air Filter

Your house’s air stays fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can cause some problems, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more regularly, need additional energy and could wear it out faster.

Here’s how often we advise replacing your air filter:

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

If you have allergies or pets, you might need to change the filter more often.

3. Get in Touch with YES R&M Inc. When Your Heat Pump is Making Odd Noises

Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can produce more noise than others. If you’re hearing exceedingly loud or odd noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like YES R&M Inc. for heat pump repair in Long Beach.

Here are a couple of noises that are an indication something’s off with your heat pump, how to repair them and when you should get in touch with a specialist.

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making noises that are hard on your ears, like screeching or squealing, it’s frequently because of the motor. The bearings may be dirty, or the motor could be breaking down. Nevertheless, you need to have a pro check it out.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

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

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, a few things could be causing trouble. You may have a hole in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is escaping and your house will be less cozy as a consequence. A hissing sound might also mean your heat pump has a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system relies on refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there isn’t enough fluid, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 562-286-6624 now for assistance.

Like we covered earlier, the majority of heat pump issues can be caught and taken care of during routine service. While we’re at your house completing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.

You should enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it usually does or odd sounds, contact us at 562-286-6624 to schedule your appointment immediately.