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

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 noticeable. If your system is making strange sounds, it typically indicates that it should have heating and cooling service.

Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn off the system and call in pros like Scott Temperature. You could find that your system simply has a loose part, but it could also indicate that it needs a major repair. Understanding how to describe the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician zero in on the concern.

Here are a couple 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 normally indicates a broken part, louder banging or thumping sounds could mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely quick working or become detached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen carefully, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system flips on and off. This is routine. However, if you’re hearing this sound repeatedly, you potentially 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 showing up by arranging regular maintenance appointments with Scott Temperature. We can highlight and repair a number of problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 785-269-0465 to set up your appointment.

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