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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 don’t need to be disruptive or really even noticeable. If your system is making strange sounds, it usually indicates that it needs heating and cooling service.

Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in experts like Central Air Inc. You could find that your system simply has a busted part, but it may also be a sign that it needs a larger repair. Understanding how to pass along the sounds your system is making might help the heating and cooling service technician understand the problem.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling usually indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds might mean a part of your heating and cooling system has completely busted or become disconnected.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen closely, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system cycles on and off. This is routine. However, if you’re hearing this sound again and again, you likely need a heating and cooling service appointment to determine if it’s an issue with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever showing up by arranging routine maintenance appointments with Central Air Inc. We can identify and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 503-656-1908 or use our convenient online scheduler to set up your appointment.