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

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Heating and cooling systems all have a certain range of sounds that they consistently make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making unusual sounds, it usually means that it’s in need of heating and cooling service.

Keep track of the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in professionals like Ilten's Incorporated. You might find that your system simply has a broken part, but it might also indicate that it needs a bigger repair. Recognizing how to talk about the sounds your system is making might help the heating and cooling service technician zero in on the issue.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling typically indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds may mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely busted or become unattached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen closely, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system flips on and off. This is normal. However, if you’re hearing this sound over and over, 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 showing up by setting up normal maintenance appointments with Ilten's Incorporated. We can identify and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 319-363-0283 to make your appointment.

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