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

May 04, 2017

Your system has a array of sounds that it regularly makes. For the most part, they should be easy to overlook on a day to day basis. If your system is making bizarre or disruptive sounds, you probably have to call in a professional for a service visit.

Listen hard to the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in professionals like Freed Heating & Air Conditioning. Your system could simply have a loose piece. The noises could also be an signal that major repairs are necessary. If you know how to describe the sounds your system is making, you can help your service specialist figure out a solution.

Here are some common sounds that indicate a need for heating and cooling service:

  • Repeated clicking—You can hear a clicking sound when your system turns on and off, if you listen well. This is natural. However, if you hear this sound again and again, you likely need a heating and cooling service appointment to find out if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.
  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—Rattling usually indicates a loose piece. Intense banging or thumping sounds could mean a piece of your system is totally broken or disconnected.

Routine maintenance can prevent some of these noises from ever appear. If you schedule maintenance appointments with Freed Heating & Air Conditioning, we can identify and repair potential problems before they can get worse. Give us a call at 309-323-9584 or use our convenient online scheduler to make your appointment.