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 consistently make, but they don’t need to be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making weird sounds, it typically means that it needs heating and cooling service.

Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off the system and call in experts like Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning. You might find that your system simply has a broken part, but it might also indicate that it needs a larger repair. Understanding how to talk about the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician zero in on the concern.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling typically indicates a busted part, louder banging or thumping sounds could mean a component of your heating and cooling system has completely busted or become detached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen attentively, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system cycles on and off. This is routine. However, if you’re hearing this sound repeatedly, you likely need a heating and cooling service appointment to determine if it’s something 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 Allstar Heating & Air Conditioning. We can highlight and repair a number of problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 805-242-9638 to make your appointment.