Humming, Whooshing and Clicking: What 6 Regular Heat Pump Noises Mean

October 13, 2020

When your heat pump is operating correctly, it should provide you with quiet heating and cooling. It’s normal for it to make some noise when it’s turning on or working. But loud or odd disruptions are frequently a sign that your heat pump needs professional repair.

Here are a few of the most common heat pump noise complaints we receive calls about and what they indicate. When your heat pump isn’t working right or making odd sounds, our heating and cooling pros are here to assist with the best heat pump repair in Boynton Beach.

1. Heat Pump Making a Humming Noise

Your heat pump uses electricity to heat and cool your home, so it’s expected for it to make some humming noises as it runs. But if those noises are annoying or your heat pump is making a humming noise inside, it’s typically due to the fact there’s an electrical issue. Sometimes this is due to a worn-out component, or it could be a nonfunctional fan motor. Whatever the issue is, A2Z Air Inc can repair it.

2. Heat Pump Making Loud Noise

If your heat pump is making loud noises in cold weather, it may be due to going into defrost mode. You might hear a whooshing noise as your unit works to defrost itself and melt frost from its coils. This frost can build up due to the temperature and humidity levels. Defrost mode is completely normal, but if your heat pump is icing up frequently or fully frozen, something else could be wrong. The repair could be as simple as replacing the air filter or as complicated as needing additional refrigerant. If you’ve installed a new filter but your heat pump still isn’t operating properly, give us a call at 561-270-6228.

3. Heat Pump Making a Clicking Noise

It’s typical for your heat pump to click once it switches on. But if your heat pump is making a clicking noise during the full length of its heating or cooling cycle, call us at 561-270-6228. There may be something wrong with your capacitor, which starts the motor.

4. Heat Pump Making a Grinding Noise

Grinding, or metal-on-metal noises, are never positive. They’re usually the result of a lack of routine heat pump maintenance, which keeps your unit clean and lubed. When components get grubby or have to have lubrication, they can create loud grinding noises. Usually, this sound is signaling there’s a problem with your heat pump’s motor. We recommend switching off your system to stop additional damage. Then, reach us at 561-270-6228 for support.

5. Heat Pump Making a Banging Noise

If your heat pump is making a banging noise, we recommend switching it off and contacting our pros at 561-270-6228 for help. A component might be loose and lead to more damage if you keep using your heat pump.

6. Heat Pump Making a Hissing Noise

When your heat pump makes a loud hissing noise, it’s usually because it doesn’t have ample refrigerant. Refrigerant could be low or there might be a leak, which is an environmental danger. Both situations require the help of a certified technician, like one from A2Z Air Inc.

We get heat pump issues can be irritating, but it’s our aim to make the repair process as smooth as possible. That way, you can get back to your regular agenda rapidly. When you need heat pump repair in Boynton Beach, get in touch with the A2Z Air Inc pros at 561-270-6228 for quick, friendly service you can rely on.