In comparison to ducted heating and air conditioning, a mini split heat pump is as quiet as a whisper. However, the equipment does make some sounds when it is in use, which can frustrate some people. You may be looking for a way to ease the noise so you can feel totally comfortable in your home.
This blog will delve into all the ways you have to cut down on noise from your ductless heat pump so you can relax, kick your feet up, and enjoy yourself.
Try Some Insulation
Some of you will already have insulation, so you can skip to the next tip. For those of you who do not, adding some insulation can make a huge difference in terms of sound. Fiberglass and foam tend to work well and can be found at any home improvement store. However, the best way to cut the noise from the outdoor condenser is with the help of a professional.
Install Sound Dampening Items
There are materials available designed to dampen sound so it’s less noticeable. A sound blanket wrap is one of our favorite options. This is a fabric material that goes around the compression to muffle noises like rattling so they don’t bother you.
Vibration isolation dampener mounts can also be installed on the bolts on the outdoor compressor to secure it. This avoids knocking and rattling noises that might otherwise frustrate you.
Change Pump Positioning
Adjusting the position of a heat pump can also help with noises. The best option is to stabilize it using a concrete slab or a brick to cut down on the movement. However, this shouldn’t be an issue if the compressor was professionally installed and has been maintained. If it is, bring in the experts to make any needed changes.
Do Some Cleaning
When your mini split heat pump is clean, it will be more efficient and make less noise. This is why we recommend you check regularly and remove any dirt, leaves, or debris that can be found on the unit. Trimming back shrubs and plants that are close to the heat pump can also be useful. These things can negatively affect airflow and make it so the machine has to work harder.
Inspect for Damage
At least once or twice a year, the heat pump should be inspected for damage. If any problems are seen, a qualified technician should be contacted to repair them. Not only can damaged parts make the heat pump more expensive to use, but these issues can get worse and require more expensive repairs later.
Get a New Heat Pump Installed in Boston Today
With the quiet of ductless mini split heat pumps, they are a common choice for heating and cooling in Massachusetts. They’re also very efficient, versatile, and easy to use. If you’re ready to move away from central heating to something more innovative, All seasons home is here to help you. Reach out today to learn your options and get your installation booked.