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

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Heating and cooling systems all have a normal range of sounds that they consistently make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it usually indicates that it needs heating and cooling service.

Keep track of the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in professionals like Patterson & Stirling Inc. You could find that your system simply has a broken part, but it may also indicate that it needs a major repair. Knowing how to describe the sounds your system is making might help the heating and cooling service technician understand the problem.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling normally indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds might mean a component of your heating and cooling system has completely quick working or become disconnected.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen attentively, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system turns on and off. This is normal. 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 beginning by scheduling routine maintenance appointments with Patterson & Stirling Inc. We can find and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 814-833-5558 to set up your appointment.

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