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


Heating and cooling systems all have a regular set of sounds that they constantly make, but they should not be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making strange sounds, it typically highlights that it should have heating and cooling service.

Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn off the system and call in pros like Clean Air HVAC. You could find that your system simply has a busted part, but it could also be a sign that it needs a bigger repair. Understanding how to pass along the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician zero in on the problem.

Here are a couple 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 normally indicates a busted part, louder banging or thumping sounds could 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 flips on and off. This is normal. However, if you’re hearing this sound over and over, you likely need a heating and cooling service appointment to identify if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever showing up by scheduling routine maintenance appointments with Clean Air HVAC. We can highlight and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 925-233-6238 to make your appointment.

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