Heating and cooling systems all have a certain range of sounds that they regularly make, but they should not be disruptive or really even noticeable. If your system is making strange sounds, it normally highlights that it’s in need of heating and cooling service.
Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in experts like Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc.. You may find that your system simply has a broken part, but it could also be a sign that it needs a larger repair. Recognizing how to talk about the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the problem.
Here are a couple of the more normal sounds that show a need for heating and cooling service and their potential causes:
- Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling typically indicates a busted part, louder banging or thumping sounds may mean a component 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 regular. However, if you’re hearing this sound repeatedly, you potentially need a heating and cooling service appointment to determine if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.
You can prevent some of these noises from ever beginning by setting up regular maintenance appointments with Tri City Fuel & Heating Co., Inc.. We can identify and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 803-265-4208 to arrange your appointment.