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


Heating and cooling systems all have a certain set of sounds that they regularly make, but they should not be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it usually highlights that it’s in need of heating and cooling service.

Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off the system and call in experts like Abilene Air-Tech Inc. You could find that your system simply has a loose part, but it may also be an indicator that it needs a larger repair. Understanding how to describe the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the problem.

Here are some of the more common sounds that indicate 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 might mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely broken or become unattached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen closely, 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 potentially need a heating and cooling service appointment to check 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 arranging routine maintenance appointments with Abilene Air-Tech Inc. We can highlight and repair a number of problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 325-200-4667 to set up your appointment.

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