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 consistently make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it typically highlights that it’s in need of heating and cooling service.

Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn off the system and call in pros like Total Comfort. You may find that your system simply has a busted part, but it may also be an indicator that it needs a larger repair. Understanding how to pass along the sounds your system is making might help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the issue.

Here are some of the more routine 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 could mean a component of your heating and cooling system has completely quick working or become detached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen closely, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system flips on and off. This is regular. However, if you’re hearing this sound again and again, you potentially need a heating and cooling service appointment to check if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever starting by arranging regular maintenance appointments with Total Comfort. We can identify and repair a number of problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 201-268-5663 to make your appointment.