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

October 13, 2020

When your heat pump is working like it should, it should deliver almost noiseless heating and cooling. It’s common for it to create some noise when it’s turning on or running. But loud or odd sounds are typically a sign that your heat pump needs professional repair.

Here are a couple of the most typical heat pump noise complaints we receive calls about and what they signify. When your heat pump is acting up or making weird sounds, our heating and cooling specialists are here to assist with the best heat pump repair in Payson.

1. Heat Pump Making a Humming Noise

Your heat pump uses electricity to heat and cool your home, so it’s normal for it to make some humming noises as it operates. But if those noises are disruptive or your heat pump is making a humming noise inside, it’s typically since there’s an electrical situation. Sometimes this is caused by a dilapidated part, or it could be an inoperable fan motor. Whatever the issue is, North Mechanical Heating and Cooling can help.

2. Heat Pump Making Loud Noise

If your heat pump is making loud noises in cold weather, it might be because it’s switching to defrost mode. You may hear a whooshing noise as your heat pump works to defrost itself and melt frost from its coils. This frost can build up because of the temperature and humidity levels. Defrost mode is completely normal, but if your heat pump is icing up often or totally frozen, you might be dealing with another situation. The repair can be as easy as getting a new air filter or as complicated as needing additional refrigerant. If you’ve added a new filter but your heat pump still isn’t running correctly, contact us at 928-263-8570.

3. Heat Pump Making a Clicking Noise

It’s typical for your heat pump to click after it starts. But if your heat pump is making a clicking noise all through its heating or cooling cycle, call us at 928-263-8570. There could be trouble with your capacitor, which starts the motor.

4. Heat Pump Making a Grinding Noise

Grinding, or metal-on-metal noises, are never good. They’re usually the consequence of routine heat pump maintenance, which keeps your system clean and greased. When parts get grubby or require lubrication, they can create loud grinding noises. Usually, this sound is signaling there’s trouble with your heat pump’s motor. We recommend switching off your system to avoid more damage. Then, give us a call at 928-263-8570 for assistance.

5. Heat Pump Making a Banging Noise

If your heat pump is making a banging noise, we advise switching it off and contacting our professionals at 928-263-8570 for support. A piece might be loose and lead to more damage if you keep operating your system.

6. Heat Pump Making a Hissing Noise

When your heat pump makes a loud hissing noise, it’s often because it doesn’t have adequate refrigerant. Refrigerant may be low or there could be a leak, which is an environmental danger. Both issues require the assistance of a certified professional, including one from North Mechanical Heating and Cooling.

We understand heat pump troubles can be stressful, but it’s our goal to make the repair process as simple as possible. That way, you can return your daily schedule quickly. When you need heat pump repair in Payson, call the North Mechanical Heating and Cooling professionals at 928-263-8570 for speedy, friendly service you can rely on.