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


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

Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in pros like Ambient Air. You may find that your system simply has a loose part, but it might also indicate that it needs a bigger repair. Recognizing how to talk about the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician understand the concern.

Here are a few of the more routine sounds that indicate a need for heating and cooling service and their potential 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 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 again and again, you potentially 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 arranging regular maintenance appointments with Ambient Air. We can identify and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 520-201-3871 to set up your appointment.

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