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 regular number of sounds that they constantly make, but they don’t need to be disruptive or really even noticeable. If your system is making unusual sounds, it normally means that it needs heating and cooling service.

Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off the system and call in pros like Appalachian Heating. You could find that your system simply has a broken part, but it might also be an indicator that it needs a larger repair. Understanding how to describe the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the concern.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling typically indicates a busted part, louder banging or thumping sounds may mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely busted or become detached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen closely, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system cycles on and off. This is regular. However, if you’re hearing this sound over and over, you potentially need a heating and cooling service appointment to identify if it’s an issue with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever starting by scheduling normal maintenance appointments with Appalachian Heating. We can highlight and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 304-707-0600 to make your appointment.