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


Heating and cooling systems all have a normal set of sounds that they constantly make, but they should not be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making strange sounds, it normally indicates that it’s in need of heating and cooling service.

Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in experts like Point Heating & Cooling. You may find that your system simply has a busted part, but it could also be a sign that it needs a major repair. Understanding how to describe the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician understand the concern.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling normally indicates a broken part, louder banging or thumping sounds might mean a component of your heating and cooling system has completely busted or become disconnected.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen carefully, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system cycles on and off. This is regular. However, if you’re hearing this sound repeatedly, you likely 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 showing up by setting up regular maintenance appointments with Point Heating & Cooling. We can highlight and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 715-504-0533 to arrange your appointment.

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