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 regularly make, but they should not be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making unusual sounds, it typically indicates 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 pros like Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC. You might find that your system simply has a loose part, but it may also be a sign that it needs a larger repair. Knowing how to describe the sounds your system is making might help the heating and cooling service technician understand the concern.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling typically indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds might mean a component of your heating and cooling system has completely quick working or become unattached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen carefully, 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 again and again, you probably need a heating and cooling service appointment to identify if it’s an issue with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever showing up by scheduling routine maintenance appointments with Walter's-Eaton's Electric, Plumbing, Heating & AC. We can find and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 715-318-6728 to arrange your appointment.