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 regular set of sounds that they regularly make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it normally indicates that it should have heating and cooling service.

Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in pros like Stanford Heating & Cooling. You may find that your system simply has a loose part, but it might also be an indicator that it needs a major repair. Understanding how to talk about the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician zero in on the issue.

Here are a few of the more normal sounds that highlight a need for heating and cooling service and their potential causes:

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling normally indicates a busted part, louder banging or thumping sounds may mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely broken or become unattached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen attentively, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system turns on and off. This is regular. However, if you’re hearing this sound over and over, 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 showing up by scheduling regular maintenance appointments with Stanford Heating & Cooling. We can highlight and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 812-825-8695 to set up your appointment.