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


Heating and cooling systems all have a certain set of sounds that they consistently make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making weird sounds, it normally means that it should have heating and cooling service.

Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in pros like Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. You might find that your system simply has a busted part, but it could also be an indicator that it needs a major repair. Recognizing how to pass along the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the concern.

Here are a couple of the more common sounds that highlight a need for heating and cooling service and their potential causes:

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling typically indicates a broken part, louder banging or thumping sounds may mean a piece 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 flips on and off. This is routine. However, if you’re hearing this sound again and again, you potentially need a heating and cooling service appointment to check if it’s something with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever starting by arranging routine maintenance appointments with Polestar Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning. We can identify and repair a number of problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 913-432-3342 to make your appointment.

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