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

Your system has a collection of sounds that it normally makes. For the most part, they should fade into the background. If your system is making bizarre or disruptive sounds, you likely need to call in a professional for a service appointment.

Listen hard to the noises you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in experts like Patterson & Stirling Inc. Your system might simply have a disconnected item inside. The noises could also be an indication that major repairs are needed. If you know how to define the sounds your system is making, you can help your service professional figure out a solution.

Here are some familiar sounds that signify a need for heating and cooling service:

  • Continual clicking—You can hear a clicking sound when your system turns on and off, if you listen well. This is natural. However, if you hear this sound repeatedly, you definitely need a heating and cooling service appointment to determine if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.
  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—Rattling usually means a loose part. Strong banging or thumping sounds could mean a component of your system is completely broken or disconnected.

Regular maintenance can prevent some of these noises from ever beginning. If you schedule maintenance appointments with Patterson & Stirling Inc, we can identify and repair potential problems before they can get worse. Give us a call at 814-308-0416 or use our convenient online scheduler to make your appointment.
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