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

 

Heating and cooling systems all have a regular range of sounds that they consistently make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making weird sounds, it typically highlights that it should have heating and cooling service.

Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in experts like Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. You may find that your system simply has a broken part, but it might also be a sign that it needs a major repair. Understanding how to pass along the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician understand the problem.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling normally indicates a loose 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 carefully, 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 something with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever showing up by scheduling regular maintenance appointments with Herman Allen Plumbing, Heating & Cooling. We can highlight and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 804-302-6657 to set up your appointment.

 
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