3 Steps to Make Your Heat Pump Run More Quietly

November 09, 2020

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

There are a couple of things you can do to make your heat pump operate more quietly all year round.

1. Schedule Regular Heat Pump Maintenance

Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This shields your finances if your heat pump has a big malfunction during your warranty period.

It can also help our professionals discover tiny issues that can make your heat pump generate more noise. And potentially help you not experience a costly repair during extreme weather that compromises your comfort.

If small heat pump problems continue to go undetected, they could make your system malfunction down the road. By finding troubles like this sooner, our techs can get your heat pump repaired before you truly need to rely on it.

Even more important, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components may make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your heating and cooling bills.

Since your heat pump operates year-round, we recommend having this work done twice a year, before summer and before winter.

2. Regularly Put in a New Air Filter

Your house’s air stays fresh and clean as a result of your air filter. When the filter starts to be clogged, it can cause several issues, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, need additional energy and could wear it out more quickly.

Here’s how regularly we suggest 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 frequently.

3. Get in Touch with Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. When Your Heat Pump is Making Odd Noises

Some heat pumps, typically older ones, can produce more noise than others. If you’re experiencing extremely loud or strange noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. for heat pump repair in Muskogee.

Here are several noises that are a sign something’s off with your heat pump, how to fix them and when you should get in touch with a specialist.

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making sound that is giving you a headache, such as screeching or squealing, it’s usually tied to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor could be wearing down. Regardless, you need to have a specialist look at it.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing noises are regularly due to electrical components, which should be inspected by a trained HVAC technician.

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, a few areas could be the issue. You might have a gap in your air ducts somewhere, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your house will be less comfortable because of that. A hissing sound may also mean your heat pump has a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system needs refrigerant to transfer heat, and when the fluid is low, you could seriously damage your heat pump. Reach us at 918-682-8238 now for assistance.

Like we covered earlier, many heat pump problems can be uncovered and resolved during regular service. While our pros are at your house completing repairs, don’t forget to ask about requesting your next maintenance appointment.

You deserve to enjoy calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it should or unfamiliar sounds, contact us at 918-682-8238 to book your appointment right away.