We all want a peaceful and comfortable home in Palmyra, MO. But if your heat pump is making loud irritating noises, it’ll compromise your comfort, if it hasn’t already. Here are some heat pump noises you should look out for, plus what they may mean.
1. Gurgling, Grinding and Buzzing Noises
Any of these three noises is a major red flag that you should correct as soon as you hear them. Our expert team at Air Specialists Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. can help address this issue, keeping you comfortable and at peace. Failure to address gurgling, grinding and buzzing noises fast could lead to further heat pump damage.
Gurgling noises occur when you need to check the refrigerant, which is what gives your heat pump the ability to cool or warm your room. Buzzing sounds come about when the evaporator coils are malfunctioning, and grinding noises come from dirty motor bearings.
2. Vibrations and Rattling Noises
When your heat pump produces low vibrations while working, something in the system might be loose. You can fix this by calling an expert to find what’s loose and tighten it.
When there are excessive vibrations that come off as rattling noises, you may have air handler issues or an overly tight coolant piping. The ductwork system can also cause rattling noises.
3. Loud Metal Banging
When you hear loud banging noises, that’s a sign that something’s happening with your fan. Something may have come loose or made its way into your system, but either way, chances are your fan is hitting it, resulting in the banging sounds. Regardless of the reason, turn off the system immediately and inspect the fan or call a technician right away.
It’s not always a good idea to fix a heat pump problem on your own. You can make the situation worse even if you don’t intend to. Call Air Specialists Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. today for heat pump repair services.
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