Your first instinct when you hear a weird noise coming from your HVAC system, is to call an HVAC contractor to come and assess the issue. With this guide, you will be able to match the noise you are hearing with the problem your HVAC is experiencing. This will make it easier for the contractor to help you over the phone or give you a temporary solution until someone is able to come to your home and fix your system.

If you are experiencing issues with your HVAC system, call our HVAC company. Our experts will be able to assist you with any problems regarding your heating and air conditioning. Contact us today with any question you may have or to schedule an appointment. We pride ourselves on our customer service and we are more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

Noises

Eventually, your HVAC unit will make some sort of noise that isn’t the usual hum you have learned to tune out. An unusual noise may cause panic that you are about to lose hundreds of dollars in repairs, but often it just means that your HVAC system is in need of some maintenance. Regardless of what noise you may hear, it’s important to be well-informed on what your HVAC is trying to tell you.

Rattling

Rattling means that there is something loose and blowing around in your system. This could be anything from a small pebble to a loose screw. Loose debris could cause more damage than it’s worth if the problem is ignored, so it is best to either call a professional or try to locate the source of the rattling.

If you are able to locate where the rattling is coming from, see if you can unscrew the vent and remove the debris, or tighten the loose screw. If you are unable to do so, call a professional right away.

Hissing

No, a hissing sound coming from your HVAC system does not mean you have a snake trapped somewhere in the ducts, it most likely means that you have a leak. Leaking ducts lead to many problems such as:

  • An overworked HVAC system
  • High energy costs
  • Clogged air filter
  • Poor in-home air quality
  • Hot and cold spots in your home

These problems are not something to be ignored and if you notice a hissing sound you should call a professional HVAC contractor right away. Luckily, our HVAC company is here to help with any problems you may have with your HVAC system. Call us right away if you hear any strange noises coming from your unit and one of our contractors will be more than happy to stop by.

Buzzing

A buzzing sound is usually a sign that there is excessive vibration somewhere in the ducts. When you hear the buzzing, check the connecting parts of your ducts. If you can find the source of the buzzing, tighten any loose parts. If that doesn’t solve the problem, check the motor of your HVAC unit. If the motor is the cause of the buzzing, it usually means that it is nearing the end of its life and needs to be replaced.

Rumbling

When you hear a rumbling coming from your HVAC unit, it means that your burners are probably dirty and in need of cleaning. When you have the heat turned on, dirt and dust will build up on the burners, which restricts airflow. You can clean the burners yourself by turning off the furnace system and the power supply, and vacuuming away any dust around the burners and the blower compartment.

If you feel more comfortable having a professional come and take look at your HVAC system, call our team of experts at 732-446-9000. Our team of experts have the skills and know-how to complete the job correctly the first time around. For more information about our services browse our website or contact us to schedule an appointment.