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 regularly make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it normally indicates that it should have heating and cooling service.

Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in professionals like Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service. You may find that your system simply has a broken part, but it might also be an indicator that it needs a bigger repair. Understanding how to talk about the sounds your system is making might help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the concern.

Here are some of the more routine sounds that highlight a need for heating and cooling service and their probable causes:

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling usually indicates a busted part, louder banging or thumping sounds may mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely broken or become detached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen attentively, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system cycles on and off. This is regular. However, if you’re hearing this sound repeatedly, you probably need a heating and cooling service appointment to check if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever starting by arranging normal maintenance appointments with Guidry's Air Conditioning & Refrigeration Service. We can identify and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 985-247-4040 to set up your appointment.

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