Why is my heat pump making weird noises?

by Total Plumbing Pros on October 31, 2013

Signs Your Heat Pump Needs To Be Repaired


Atlanta Heat Pump RepairThere are a lot of things that can go wrong in your heating and air conditioning system. If you suspect that your heater or air conditioner is not functioning correctly then, you should call a professional to inspect the system for you, and repair any malfunctions that they find. Your heat pump compressor is probably your most vulnerable part of your heating system. The heat pump pulls air from outside, heats or cools it and pumps it inside of your home.

The first thing that you would probably notice if your heat pump was faulty would be a decrease in hot air coming from your heater or cold air coming from your air conditioner. This is accompanied by longer running cycles. If the air is not as hot, then the area is not reaching the target temperature in the same amount of time. The same principal applies to the air conditioner. Another indicator is the smell of the air. This clue can be misconstrued, because a dirty air filter can cause bad odors, and insulation that is too close to a hot wire can cause bad odors as well. It is important to be able to identify the odor. Generally this type of identification is best left to a professional.

Odd noises coming from your heater are also an obvious sign that something is wrong. This doesn’t always point to the heat pump as the culprit, but since it is the heart of the machine the likelihood that it is the source of the sound is quite high. It is possible that the machine will not turn on when this noise begins or shortly afterwards. This makes noisy heaters a high priority for calling in a professional.

Remember that your heat pump is attached to a compressor, so if you are not getting any compression or if that compression progressively gets lower, then you should have the unit checked by a professional. It could be a clogged filter, but you won’t know until you have had it properly inspected by someone that can repair or replace whatever might be wrong.

Is the heat pump in your Atlanta home acting up! Call us at (770) 929-8360 and schedule a service call today!

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