Humming, Whooshing and Clicking: What 6 Typical Heat Pump Noises Indicate

October 13, 2020

When your heat pump is running like it should, it should deliver almost noiseless heating and cooling. It’s normal for it to produce some noise when it’s starting or working. But loud or odd noises are typically an indication that your heat pump needs professional repair.

Here are some of the most typical heat pump noise complaints we have calls about and what they indicate. When your heat pump isn’t working right or making odd sounds, our heating and cooling professionals are here to support you with the best heat pump repair in Crestview.

1. Heat Pump Making a Humming Noise

Your heat pump relies on electricity to heat and cool your home, so it’s common for it to make some humming noises as it works. But if those noises are loud or your heat pump is making a humming noise inside, it’s often due to the fact there’s an electrical situation. Sometimes this is caused by a worn-out component, or it could be a nonfunctional fan motor. Whatever the issue is, Gordon Air Conditioning can provide assistance.

2. Heat Pump Making Loud Noise

If your heat pump is making loud noises in cold weather, it might be due to going into defrost mode. You could hear a whooshing noise as your heat pump works to defrost itself and melt frost from its coils. This frost can accumulate due to the temperature and humidity levels. Defrost mode is completely normal, but if your heat pump is icing up often or frozen solid, there could be another issue. The repair could be as easy as replacing the air filter or as complicated as needing extra refrigerant. If you’ve added a new filter but your heat pump still isn’t working correctly, reach us at 850-250-0335.

3. Heat Pump Making a Clicking Noise

It’s common for your heat pump to click when it turns on. But if your heat pump is making a clicking noise during the full length of its heating or cooling cycle, reach us at 850-250-0335. There may be something wrong with your capacitor, which turns on the motor.

4. Heat Pump Making a Grinding Noise

Grinding, or metal-on-metal noises, are never great. They’re usually the result of a lack of routine heat pump maintenance, which keeps your heat pump clean and lubricated. When pieces get filthy or have to have lubrication, they can produce loud grinding noises. Often, this sound is signaling there’s a problem with your heat pump’s motor. We suggest shutting down your system to avoid further damage. Then, give us a call at 850-250-0335 for help.

5. Heat Pump Making a Banging Noise

If your heat pump is making a banging noise, we suggest shutting it down and reaching our pros at 850-250-0335 for support. A component could be unsecured and cause 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 usually since it doesn’t have enough refrigerant. Refrigerant might be low or there might be a leak, which is an environmental risk. Both problems require the assistance of a certified professional, like one from Gordon Air Conditioning.

We realize heat pump problems can be stressful, but it’s our goal to make the repair process as smooth as possible. That way, you can resume your normal agenda quickly. When you need heat pump repair in Crestview, get in touch with the Gordon Air Conditioning specialists at 850-250-0335 for fast, friendly service you can trust.