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

October 13, 2020

When your heat pump is operating properly, it should deliver quiet heating and cooling. It’s normal for it to produce some noise when it’s turning on or working. But loud or odd noises are typically a sign that your heat pump needs specialized repair.

Here are a few of the most typical heat pump noise complaints we get calls about and what they signify. 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 Phoenix.

1. Heat Pump Making a Humming Noise

Your heat pump relies on electricity to heat and cool your home, so it’s expected for it to make some humming noises as it works. But if those noises are annoying or your heat pump is making a humming noise inside, it’s frequently because there’s an electrical situation. Sometimes this is because of a dilapidated component, or it could be a broken fan motor. Whatever the problem is, Integrity AC & Heating LLC can repair it.

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 remove frost from its coils. This frost can build up due to the temperature and humidity levels. Defrost mode is entirely normal, but if your heat pump is icing up a lot or frozen solid, something else could be wrong. The solution can be as fast as installing a new air filter or as complicated as needing extra refrigerant. If you’ve added a new filter but your heat pump still isn’t running properly, give us a call at 602-971-0567.

3. Heat Pump Making a Clicking Noise

It’s typical for your heat pump to click once it starts. But if your heat pump is making a clicking noise throughout its heating or cooling cycle, call us at 602-971-0567. There could be trouble 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 typically the consequence of frequent heat pump maintenance, which keeps your unit clean and lubricated. When parts get filthy or require lubrication, they can create loud grinding noises. Typically, this sound indicates there’s trouble with your heat pump’s motor. We advise shutting down your system to prevent further damage. Then, give us a call at 602-971-0567 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 us at 602-971-0567 for help. A piece might be loosened and result in added damage if you keep running your heat pump.

6. Heat Pump Making a Hissing Noise

When your heat pump makes a loud hissing noise, it’s often since it doesn’t have enough refrigerant. Refrigerant might be low or there may be a leak, which is an environmental danger. Both issues require the help of a certified pro, including one from Integrity AC & Heating LLC.

We understand heat pump problems can be frustrating, but it’s our aim to make the repair process as easy as possible. That way, you can return your regular schedule fast. When you need heat pump repair in Phoenix, call the Integrity AC & Heating LLC specialists at 602-971-0567 for fast, friendly service you can depend on.