How to Tell Your Heating and Cooling Service Provider What Sound Your System is Making

May 04, 2017

 

Heating and cooling systems all have a certain set of sounds that they constantly make, but they don’t need to be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it typically means that it needs heating and cooling service.

Keep track of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in professionals like American HVAC Inc. You might find that your system simply has a loose part, but it might also be an indicator that it needs a major repair. Understanding how to talk about the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician zero in on the problem.

Here are a few of the more common sounds that indicate a need for heating and cooling service and their possible causes:

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling typically indicates a broken part, louder banging or thumping sounds may mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely quick working or become unattached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen carefully, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system flips on and off. This is normal. However, if you’re hearing this sound again and again, you likely need a heating and cooling service appointment to determine if it’s something with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever beginning by arranging routine maintenance appointments with American HVAC Inc. We can highlight and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 408-215-1018 to arrange your appointment.