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

There are a couple of steps you can take to make your heat pump run more quietly no matter the season.

1. Request Biannual Heat Pump Checkups

Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This protects your finances if your heat pump has a big malfunction during the time it’s under warranty.

It can also help our technicians find little troubles that can make your heat pump generate more noise. And potentially help you not experience an expensive repair during severe weather that impacts your comfort.

If minor heat pump issues keep on going undiscovered, they may make your system malfunction in the future. By fixing issues like this sooner, our professionals can get your heat pump working well before you really need 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 save more on your utility costs.

As your heat pump operates all year, we recommend having this work 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 due to your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can lead to some problems, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, need additional energy and might wear it out more quickly.

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 change the filter more regularly.

3. Contact Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation When Your Heat Pump Is Making Odd Noises

Some heat pumps, typically 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 Fal-Ken Heating & Cooling Corporation for heat pump repair in Holbrook.

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

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making noises that are giving you a headache, such as screeching or squealing, it’s usually due to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor may be wearing out. Either way, you need to have a pro look at it.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing noises are often because of electrical pieces, which should be examined by a licensed HVAC tech.

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, several areas could be causing trouble. You could have a gap in your air ducts in some area, which means conditioned air is getting loose and your home will be less cozy as a consequence. 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 there isn’t enough fluid, you could risk serious damage to your heat pump. Call us at 631-460-5159 right away for help.

Like we mentioned before, a lot of heat pump issues can be caught and addressed during regular maintenance. While our pros are at your residence finishing repairs, don’t forget to ask about scheduling your next maintenance appointment.

You should get peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is producing more noise than it should or odd sounds, contact us at 631-460-5159 to request your appointment now.