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

May 04, 2017

Your system has a collection of sounds that it regularly makes. Most times, they should be easy to overlook on a day to day basis. If your system is making bizarre or disruptive sounds, you likely need to call in a professional for a service visit.

Listen thoroughly to the sounds you’re hearing, switch off your system and call in professionals like B & G HVAC. Your system might simply have a broken item inside. The noises could also be an signal that considerable repairs are necessary. If you know how to talk about the sounds your system is making, you can help your service technician figure out a solution.

Here are some common sounds that indicate a need for heating and cooling service:

  • Repetitive clicking—You can hear a clicking sound when your system turns on and off, if you listen hard. This is natural. However, if you hear this sound again and again, you probably 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 indicates a loose piece. Louder banging or thumping sounds could mean a piece of your system is completely broken or disconnected.

Routine maintenance can prevent some of these noises from ever starting. If you schedule maintenance appointments with B & G HVAC, we can point out and repair potential problems before they can get worse. Give us a call at 641-323-1210 or use our convenient online scheduler to make your appointment.