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 range of sounds that they consistently make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making strange sounds, it normally highlights that it needs heating and cooling service.

Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in professionals like Gillman Heating and Air. You might find that your system simply has a broken part, but it could also be an indicator that it needs a major repair. Recognizing how to talk about the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the problem.

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

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

You can prevent some of these noises from ever beginning by setting up normal maintenance appointments with Gillman Heating and Air. We can find and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 478-202-3076 to set up your appointment.