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Noisy and inconsistent cooling

I have only had my heat pump two days and the cooling is very inconsistent. You can turn it on and it works okay, doesn't get extremely cool but does the job. The outdoor unit stays fairly quiet when the unit seems to be cooling. After the unit shuts off and we turn it on again, it doesn't get cool and the outdoor unit is extremely loud. Someone mentioned to us that it could be the reversing valve. It is not low on freon. Its like the luck of the draw you can turn it on 3 or 4 times and it wont cool or you can turn it on once and it works. What temp. should the air be coming out of the vent? Any advice would be helpful. Thanks

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It could be that there is a problem with the Thermostat\low voltage switching. Some heat pumps have reversing valves activated for cooling , sometimes for heating. Whoever installed this for you is totally responsible for your unit still. There can be a number of things going wrong, like no filter drier in stalled and sporatically clogging the refrigerant and making a lot of noise. Call the installer back.

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