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


Heating and cooling systems all have a certain number of sounds that they consistently make, but they don’t need to be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making strange sounds, it normally indicates that it should have heating and cooling service.

Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in experts like Smyth Air Conditioning Inc. You might find that your system simply has a broken part, but it could also be a sign that it needs a larger repair. Understanding how to talk about the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician understand the concern.

Here are a couple of the more common sounds that show a need for heating and cooling service and their possible causes:

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling usually indicates a busted 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 carefully, 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 again and again, you likely need a heating and cooling service appointment to check if it’s something with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever beginning by setting up routine maintenance appointments with Smyth Air Conditioning Inc. We can find and repair a number of problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 561-533-6066 to make your appointment.

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