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 certain range of sounds that they consistently make, but they should not be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making strange sounds, it normally means that it should have heating and cooling service.

Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in pros like Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc. You could find that your system simply has a loose part, but it may also be an indicator that it needs a bigger repair. Understanding how to talk about the sounds your system is making might help the heating and cooling service technician zero in on the concern.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling usually indicates a busted part, louder banging or thumping sounds might mean a component of your heating and cooling system has completely broken or become disconnected.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen carefully, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system turns on and off. This is routine. However, if you’re hearing this sound repeatedly, you likely need a heating and cooling service appointment to identify if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever beginning by arranging normal maintenance appointments with Rapids Sheet Metal Works Inc. We can identify and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 715-301-0256 to make your appointment.