Heating and cooling systems all have a normal number of sounds that they consistently make, but they don’t need to be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it normally means that it’s in need of heating and cooling service.
Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in pros like Olde Towne Heating & Air. You may find that your system simply has a broken part, but it could also indicate that it needs a larger repair. Understanding how to describe the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician zero in on the issue.
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 typically indicates a broken part, louder banging or thumping sounds might mean a component of your heating and cooling system has completely broken or become disconnected.
- Repetitive clicking—If you listen attentively, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system cycles on and off. This is normal. However, if you’re hearing this sound again and again, you likely need a heating and cooling service appointment to identify if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.
You can prevent some of these noises from ever showing up by setting up normal maintenance appointments with Olde Towne Heating & Air. We can find and repair a number of problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 843-485-0967 to arrange your appointment.