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

Heating and cooling systems all have a certain range of sounds that they regularly make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making strange sounds, it normally means that it’s in need of heating and cooling service.

Keep track of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in experts like Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical. You could 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 issue.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling typically indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds may mean a part of your heating and cooling system has completely busted or become detached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen carefully, 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 identify if it’s something with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever beginning by setting up normal maintenance appointments with Toptec Heating, Cooling, Plumbing & Electrical. We can identify and repair a number of problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 847-362-0262 to arrange your appointment.

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