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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 regularly make, but they should not be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making unusual sounds, it usually highlights that it should have heating and cooling service.

Keep track of the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in professionals like American HVAC Inc. You could find that your system simply has a broken part, but it may also be an indicator that it needs a bigger repair. Understanding how to pass along the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician zero in on the concern.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling usually indicates a broken part, louder banging or thumping sounds could mean a part of your heating and cooling system has completely broken 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 normal. However, if you’re hearing this sound again and again, you probably 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 starting by arranging regular maintenance appointments with American HVAC Inc. We can identify and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 916-243-6714 to make your appointment.