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

Heating and cooling systems all have a certain range of sounds that they constantly make, but they should not be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it typically indicates that it needs heating and cooling service.

Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in professionals like Colvin's Heating and Cooling. You could find that your system simply has a busted part, but it could also be a sign that it needs a major repair. Recognizing how to describe the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician understand the problem.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling normally indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds could mean a component of your heating and cooling system has completely quick working or become disconnected.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen carefully, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system flips on and off. This is regular. However, if you’re hearing this sound again and again, you probably need a heating and cooling service appointment to determine 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 scheduling regular maintenance appointments with Colvin's Heating and Cooling. We can find and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 816-379-3918 to arrange your appointment.

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