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 normal set of sounds that they regularly make, but they should not be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making weird sounds, it usually indicates that it needs heating and cooling service.

Keep track of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in pros like Southern Heating & Cooling Inc.. You may find that your system simply has a loose part, but it could also be an indicator that it needs a bigger repair. Knowing how to describe the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the concern.

Here are a couple of the more normal sounds that highlight a need for heating and cooling service and their potential causes:

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling typically indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds might mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely broken or become unattached.
  • 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 again and again, you probably 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 normal maintenance appointments with Southern Heating & Cooling Inc.. We can identify and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 256-574-1300 to arrange your appointment.