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As the weather cools in Brooksville, Florida, and you turn on your heating, you may be surprised by a few strange noises. Any strange sounds in your heating system indicate potential problems that should be attended to immediately. We’ve put together a list of a few of the sounds and what they point to. Whenever in any doubt, don’t hesitate to call on a professional for advice.

Grinding Inside Your Heating System

Grinding noises are indicators of various issues. Your system may need lubrication, but if it sounds like metal scraping against metal, the problem is more severe and needs urgent attention. Something in the furnace is loose and connecting with another part or bashing against the metal housing. It’s best to switch off the heater and schedule an inspection as soon as possible.

Dripping or Hissing From Your Heating System

A dripping sound coming from your heat pump system may be a sign of a leak. The sound of hissing also indicates a leak, but the leak is in the form of air or gas escaping. Either way, you need to quickly call in professional help to avoid further damage. In the case of hissing with the possibility of escaping gas, turn off your heat pump until a technician examines the system.


Although quiet humming is normal in your heating system, if you notice a change in the volume of the humming, it’s time to act. Something may be overworking the heater, which if left unattended, may cause the system to shut down completely. Causes of humming range from faulty wiring to struggling motors or fans. It’s dangerous to tamper with the furnace or the wiring, so have your heater inspected and repaired.

To maintain your heating and prevent serious repairs, call Senica Air Conditioning, Inc. at our Spring Hill Location at 866-881-5935. Our experienced team of professionals are available to assess and repair your HVAC system reliably and affordably. We also offer maintenance agreements to keep your system operating optimally at all times and prevent costly repairs.

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