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 normal range of sounds that they constantly make, but they should not be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making strange sounds, it typically means that it needs heating and cooling service.

Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn your system off and call in professionals like James Heating & A/C, Inc. You could find that your system simply has a broken part, but it could also be a sign that it needs a larger repair. Recognizing how to describe 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 routine sounds that indicate a need for heating and cooling service and their possible causes:

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling usually indicates a broken part, louder banging or thumping sounds could mean a part of your heating and cooling system has completely busted or become detached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen carefully, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system cycles on and off. This is regular. However, if you’re hearing this sound again and again, you likely 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 setting up regular maintenance appointments with James Heating & A/C, Inc. We can highlight and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 336-853-6070 to set up your appointment.