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


Heating and cooling systems all have a regular range of sounds that they constantly make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it normally means that it needs heating and cooling service.

Note the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in professionals like PWA Heating & Cooling Inc. You could find that your system simply has a broken part, but it might also indicate that it needs a larger repair. Understanding how to pass along the sounds your system is making will help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the issue.

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling usually indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds could mean a component of your heating and cooling system has completely busted or become detached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen closely, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system turns on and off. This is normal. However, if you’re hearing this sound again and again, you likely need a heating and cooling service appointment to identify if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever beginning by scheduling routine maintenance appointments with PWA Heating & Cooling Inc. We can identify and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 815-410-1231 to make your appointment.

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