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

May 04, 2017

Your system has a set of sounds that it usually makes. For the most part, they should fade into the background. If your system is making unusual or disruptive sounds, you probably have to call in a professional for a service visit.

Listen carefully to the sounds you’re hearing, switch off your system and call in professionals like Precision Mechanical. Your system might simply have a broken item inside. The noises could also be an signal that major repairs are needed. If you know how to describe the sounds your system is making, you can help your service professional create a solution.

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

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

Regular maintenance can prevent some of these noises from ever starting. If you schedule maintenance appointments with Precision Mechanical, we can point out and repair potential problems before they can get worse. Give us a call at 605-206-2564 or use our convenient online scheduler to make your appointment.