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


Heating and cooling systems all have a regular range of sounds that they constantly make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even noticeable. If your system is making weird sounds, it usually highlights that it should have heating and cooling service.

Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in pros like Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. You may find that your system simply has a broken part, but it may also be an indicator that it needs a larger repair. Recognizing how to talk about the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the problem.

Here are some of the more common sounds that highlight a need for heating and cooling service and their probable causes:

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling normally indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds could mean a component of your heating and cooling system has completely broken or become disconnected.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen carefully, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system turns on and off. This is regular. However, if you’re hearing this sound over and over, you probably need a heating and cooling service appointment to identify if it’s an issue with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever starting by setting up regular maintenance appointments with Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. We can identify and repair a number of problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 256-270-1196 to make your appointment.

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