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 number of sounds that they regularly make, but they don’t need to be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making weird sounds, it usually indicates 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 O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning. You may find that your system simply has a busted part, but it may also indicate that it needs a bigger repair. Knowing how to talk about the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the problem.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling typically indicates a broken part, louder banging or thumping sounds might mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely busted or become disconnected.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen attentively, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system turns on and off. This is regular. However, if you’re hearing this sound repeatedly, you potentially need a heating and cooling service appointment to determine if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever beginning by setting up regular maintenance appointments with O'Brien Heating & Air Conditioning. We can highlight and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 610-257-7035 to set up your appointment.