Heat pump noises are clear indications that your heat pump needs a technician’s attention. You have a higher chance of preventing the issue from worsening when you address the problem early. We will explore common heat pump noises and what they mean in Chandler, AZ.
1. Banging Sounds
You may hear noises that sound like a metal part hitting another metal piece in your heat pump. Most likely, a component has become loose and is hitting other parts, such as fan blades. Another possibility is that a foreign object, such as a stick, may have entered your heat pump and is in contact with the fan blades as they rotate.
Turn off the system immediately after you hear this strange noise to prevent the loose or foreign object from causing further damage. Proceed to seek a technician’s help.
2. Rattling Noises
You may hear this noise after installing your new heat pump. Fortunately, the solution may be as simple as placing rubber pads beneath the outdoor unit.
Loose cover panels may also cause these sounds. You can take care of this issue by screwing the cover panels tightly. Other times, your refrigerant line strapping may be too tight. A technician can help adjust the strapping.
3. Hissing and Gurgling Noises
Hissing and gurgling noises mean that your refrigerant is leaking. Hissing noises emerge when the fluid tries to escape through a tiny opening. The fluid hisses because it is under high pressure. Gurgling noises occur when air enters the refrigerant lines and mixes with the refrigerant. It is not wise to attempt to repair refrigerant leaks by yourself.
The refrigerant is dangerous to humans and the environment. Instead, allow a technician to repair refrigerant leaks because they have the proper training, tools, and equipment to handle the issue.
Contact Chandler Air for heat pump services. Our NATE-certified technicians will work on your system with precision and care to alleviate your problems.
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