Conquer Those Spooky HVAC Sounds Once And For All!

With Halloween fast approaching, it’s time for all the monsters to come out and play! However, before you start researching DIY ghost elimination tactics, you may want to consider that the scary noises reverberating around your home may not be so otherworldly after all. 

No matter how long you’ve had your HVAC system, problems can arise from time to time. When they do, you’ll want to know as soon as possible! Take a look at our glossary of spooky HVAC noises that may mean your system is calling for help! 

Screeching

If it sounds like a screaming banshee made a home in your HVAC unit’s blower motor, it may mean you have bearing problems or a bad belt. Belt repairs are relatively inexpensive, which is good because you’ll want to make sure to fix or replace the belt before it can lead to a blower failure and total system shutdown.

Banging

If you hear loud banging sounds, you likely have a problem with the system’s motor or blower assembly. Check to make sure no parts are coming loose. If they are, be sure to contact an HVAC professional for repairs right away. If everything is connected, but you still hear your unit clanking, it could be that the blower is out of alignment. Schedule maintenance to prolong your system’s lifespan and decrease the chances of a component coming loose. 

Clicking

If you notice that your HVAC unit emits a few clicking noises from time to time, you can breathe a sigh of relief! Ticking is often associated with your system turning off and on. However, if you observe these sounds coming from your compressor or control panel more often than not, it could be a sign of a defective relay. It could also mean an electrical control is causing the relay to fail. Faulty relays can be fixed quickly and easily with a call to your HVAC company.

Rattling

Something is definitely wrong if the fan inside your compressor unit rattles. Most likely, one of the fan’s components has become loose or you have a declining motor on your hands. Although you should schedule repairs as soon as you notice concerning sounds: the louder the HVAC noise is, the more serious the problem! 

Smacking

Rapid smacking noises within your HVAC system may mean something is stuck inside the blower’s blades! The good news is, nothing is wrong with your system; however, you do need to remove the blockage as soon as possible. Debris lodged within your unit can inflict minor damage that may compound and prematurely break down your blower, meaning you’ll have to replace your unit before its expected lifespan. 

If you need help lifting a hex on your HVAC system, give Hyde’s a call at (760) 360-2202! We’ve served the Coachella Valley since 1972 and are more than happy to help resolve those spooky HVAC noises in any way we can!