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 certain range of sounds that they consistently make, but they should not be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making unusual sounds, it typically highlights that it needs heating and cooling service.

Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off the system and call in pros like West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services. You might find that your system simply has a busted part, but it could also be a sign that it needs a major repair. Recognizing how to talk about the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the problem.

Here are a couple 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 usually indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds may mean a part of your heating and cooling system has completely quick working or become detached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen closely, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system cycles on and off. This is normal. However, if you’re hearing this sound over and over, you likely need a heating and cooling service appointment to identify if it’s an issue with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever beginning by arranging regular maintenance appointments with West Michigan Heating & Air Conditioning Services. We can highlight and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at (616) 319-1436 to make your appointment.