Heat pumps are incredible options for efficiently heating and cooling your Melbourne, FL home. However, you may notice noises you aren’t used to, especially if your heat pump is older. Consider these common reasons why your heat pump may produce unusual noise.

Loose or Broken Parts

Another annoying sound you may hear is rattling. In many cases, a loose or broken part or a foreign object like a twig or branch is the root cause.

The outside unit’s fan blades may loosen over time, causing it to rattle. Also, internal parts to components like the compressor may cause a rattling sound as it runs. A technician will identify and correct loose parts during routine heat pump maintenance and may uncover broken parts as well.

Faulty Components

Many components wear out over time and will produce a cacophony of noises. If a capacitor has worn out, you may hear a loud humming sound. The contactor is a component in the outside unit that may produce a chattering sound when it goes bad.

Defrost Mode

Heat pumps include a special defrost mode that allows the system to automatically reverse if it freezes up. This pushes hot refrigerant into the outside coil, allowing it to defrost the system. When this happens, you’ll likely hear a loud swooshing sound.

Don’t let noises from your heat pump stress you out and cause you to wonder if there’s a problem. Call to schedule your heat pump service with one of our NATE-certified technicians at Extreme Air & Electric, LLC today.

As a family-owned and operated HVAC company, we’re focused on making sure that all of our clients receive the highest possible level of work and customer service in everything that we do. We’ll work with you to find an appointment time that works with your schedule, and our technicians arrive in well-stocked service vehicles so that we can complete most repairs in one visit.

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