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

Heating and cooling systems all have a normal range of sounds that they regularly make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even noticeable. If your system is making unusual sounds, it usually indicates that it needs heating and cooling service.

Keep track of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off the system and call in pros like WM J Kraus & Son. You may find that your system simply has a loose part, but it could also be a sign that it needs a larger repair. Recognizing how to pass along the sounds your system is making might help the heating and cooling service technician understand the problem.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling usually indicates a busted part, louder banging or thumping sounds may mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely broken or become disconnected.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen attentively, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system cycles on and off. This is routine. However, if you’re hearing this sound again and again, you potentially need a heating and cooling service appointment to determine if it’s an issue 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 WM J Kraus & Son. We can find and repair a number of problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 319-524-3714 or use our convenient online scheduler to make your appointment.