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 shouldn’t be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it typically means that it needs heating and cooling service.

Keep track of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in experts like Honke Heating & AC. You might find that your system simply has a loose part, but it may also be a sign that it needs a major repair. Understanding how to talk about the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician understand the issue.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling normally indicates a broken part, louder banging or thumping sounds could mean a part of your heating and cooling system has completely broken or become unattached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen carefully, 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 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 setting up routine maintenance appointments with Honke Heating & AC. We can identify and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 503-663-8033 to make your appointment.