It’s expected for your heat pump to generate some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it even more noisy, since it may go into defrost mode to avoid frosting over.

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

1. Schedule Biannual Heat Pump Maintenance

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 pros find small problems that can make your heat pump noisier. And potentially help you not have a pricey repair during intense weather that impacts your comfort.

If minor heat pump issues slide by undiscovered, they may make your system break down in the future. By finding problems like this ahead of time, our techs can get your heat pump fixed before you truly need it.

Even more crucial, having a professional clean and lubricate your heat pump’s moving parts might make it more efficient. This could help you conserve more on your utility expenses.

Since your heat pump works year-round, we recommend having this work done biannually, before summer and before winter.

2. Regularly Install a New Air Filter

Your house’s air remains fresh and clean due to your air filter. When the filter starts to be clogged, it can cause a couple of troubles, including short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more often, use excess energy and may wear it out faster.

Here’s how often we recommend putting in a new 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 frequently.

3. Get in Touch with Kapaun & Brown When Your Heat Pump Is Making Strange Noises

Some heat pumps, most often older ones, can produce more noise than others. If you’re noticing very loud or odd noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Kapaun & Brown for heat pump repair in Marshalltown.

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

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making noises that are giving you a headache, like screeching or squealing, it’s usually due to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor may be breaking down. Nevertheless, you need to have a professional examine it.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing noises are often due to electrical components, which should be checked by a licensed HVAC professional.

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, a couple of spots could be off. You may have a leak in your air ducts in some spot, which means conditioned air is escaping and your house will be less comfy as a result. A hissing sound might also mean your heat pump is experiencing a refrigerant leak, which is an emergency. Your system has to have refrigerant to transfer heat, and when there isn’t enough fluid, you could risk serious damage to your heat pump. Contact us at 641-812-2028 now for support.

Like we discussed before, the majority of heat pump issues can be found and resolved during regular service. While our pros are at your residence finishing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your next maintenance appointment.

You deserve to enjoy calm, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is making more noise than it typically does or sounds you don’t recognize, contact us at 641-812-2028 to schedule your appointment right away.