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

May 04, 2017

Your system has a set of sounds that it normally makes. All in all, they should be easy to overlook on a day to day basis. If your system is making unusual or disruptive sounds, you should call in an expert for a service appointment.

Listen thoroughly to the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in pros like Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating. Your system may simply have a loose item inside. The noises could also be an signal that larger repairs are necessary. If you know how to talk about the sounds your system is making, you can help your service technician work out a solution.

Here are some familiar sounds that signify a need for heating and cooling service:

  • Continual clicking—You can hear a clicking sound when your system turns on and off, if you listen well. This is normal. However, if you hear this sound frequently, you definitely need a heating and cooling service appointment to check out if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.
  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—Rattling usually means a loose part. Louder banging or thumping sounds could mean a component of your system is totally broken or disconnected.

Normal maintenance can prevent some of these noises from ever beginning. If you schedule maintenance appointments with Van Haaften Plumbing & Heating, we can point out and repair potential problems before they can get worse. Give us a call at 641-628-3621 or use our convenient online scheduler to make your appointment.