3 Methods to Make Your Heat Pump Less Noisy

November 09, 2020

It’s typical for your heat pump to create some noise as it heats or cools your home. Wintertime can make it even more noisy, since it could go into defrost mode to avoid frosting over.

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

1. Schedule Routine Heat Pump Tune-Ups

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

It can also help our technicians find small problems that can make your heat pump noisier. And likely help you not have a pricey repair during severe weather that impacts your comfort.

If small heat pump troubles continue to go unnoticed, they may make your system stop working in the future. By fixing troubles like this sooner, our pros can get your heat pump repaired before you truly need to depend on it.

Even more critical, having a pro clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving components could make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your utility bills.

As your heat pump operates year-round, we recommend having this tune-up done biannually, before summer and before winter.

2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter

Your home’s air keeps fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter becomes clogged, it can result in some issues, such as short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more frequently, consume additional energy and could wear it out more rapidly.

Here’s how often we recommend changing your 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. Call North Mechanical Heating and Cooling 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 very loud or strange noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like North Mechanical Heating and Cooling for heat pump repair in Payson.

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

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making racket that is hard on your ears, including screeching or squealing, it’s often tied to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor might be wearing out. Either way, you need to have a pro check it out.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

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

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of areas could be causing trouble. You may have a crack in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is leaking and your home will be less comfy due to this. A hissing sound may also mean your heat pump is suffering from a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system has to have refrigerant to transfer heat, and when the fluid is low, you could cause serious damage to your heat pump. Call us at 928-263-8570 now for help.

Like we mentioned before, lots of heat pump issues can be caught and taken care of during regular service. While our pros are at your residence finishing 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 should or sounds you don’t recognize, contact us at 928-263-8570 to schedule your appointment immediately.