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

May 04, 2017

 

Heating and cooling systems all have a normal set of sounds that they regularly make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making unusual sounds, it typically highlights that it needs 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 could find that your system simply has a loose part, but it could also indicate that it needs a major repair. Understanding how to pass along the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician zero in on the problem.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling typically indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds could mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely broken or become detached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen closely, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system turns 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 determine if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever showing up by setting up routine maintenance appointments with Ilten's Incorporated. We can find and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 319-208-3295 to set up your appointment.