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 don’t need to be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it typically indicates that it needs heating and cooling service.

Take note 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 broken part, but it might also be an indicator that it needs a major repair. Recognizing how to talk about the sounds your system is making might help the heating and cooling service technician understand the concern.

Here are a few of the more normal sounds that show 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 could mean a part 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 routine. However, if you’re hearing this sound over and over, you probably need a heating and cooling service appointment to check 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 setting up routine maintenance appointments with WM J Kraus & Son. We can identify and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 319-229-2318 to set up your appointment.