It’s expected for your heat pump to make some noise as it heats or cools your house. Wintertime can make it even more noisy, since it may switch to defrost mode to stop itself from freezing over.

There are a couple of things you can do to make your heat pump run more quietly throughout the year.

1. Schedule Regular Heat Pump Checkups

Heat pump maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This keeps your finances in tact if your heat pump experiences a major malfunction during your warranty period.

It can also help our technicians find little problems that can make your heat pump generate more noise. And possibly help you avoid a costly repair during extreme weather that affects your comfort.

If small heat pump problems continue to go unnoticed, they can make your system stop working later. By discovering issues like this early, our pros can get your heat pump fixed before you surely need to rely on it.

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

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

2. Regularly Change Your Air Filter

Your home’s air stays fresh and clean because of your air filter. When the filter gets clogged, it can result in a couple of troubles, like short cycling. This makes your heat pump turn on and off more frequently, use more energy and could wear it out more rapidly.

Here’s how frequently 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 could need to get a new filter more regularly.

3. Get in Touch with Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating When Your Heat Pump Is Making Weird Noises

Some heat pumps, usually older ones, can create more noise than others. If you’re experiencing exceedingly loud or weird noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating for heat pump repair in Saint Louis.

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

Heat Pump Making High-Pitched Noise

If your heat pump is making racket that is giving you a headache, such as screeching or squealing, it’s usually due to the motor. The bearings could be dirty, or the motor could be wearing out. Regardless, you need to have a specialist examine it.

Heat Pump Making Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing noises are regularly tied to electrical components, which should be inspected by a licensed HVAC tech.

Heat Pump Making Hissing Noise

If your heat pump is hissing, a few spots could be suspect. You could have a leak in your air ducts in some area, 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 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 seriously damage your heat pump. Contact us at 314-262-4541 now for help.

Like we mentioned previously, the majority of heat pump problems can be found and addressed during biannual maintenance. While we’re at your house finishing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about requesting your next maintenance appointment.

You should get peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. When your heat pump is creating more noise than it usually does or odd sounds, contact us at 314-262-4541 to book your appointment now.