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

 

Heating and cooling systems all have a certain range of sounds that they regularly make, but they don’t need to be disruptive or really even audible. 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 off the system and call in pros like WM J Kraus & Son. You could find that your system simply has a broken part, but it may 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 issue.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling usually indicates a busted part, louder banging or thumping sounds may mean a component of your heating and cooling system has completely busted 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 scheduling 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 319-229-2318 to make your appointment.

 
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