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 set of sounds that they consistently make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even heard. If your system is making weird sounds, it usually indicates that it’s in need of heating and cooling service.

Keep track of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off the system and call in professionals like Hopper Heating and Air. You might find that your system simply has a loose part, but it may also be a sign that it needs a major repair. Understanding how to pass along the sounds your system is making might help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the problem.

Here are a few of the more routine sounds that indicate a need for heating and cooling service and their probable causes:

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling usually indicates a loose part, louder banging or thumping sounds might 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 cycles on and off. This is normal. However, if you’re hearing this sound again and again, you potentially need a heating and cooling service appointment to identify if it’s something with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever starting by arranging regular maintenance appointments with Hopper Heating and Air. We can find and repair a number of problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 704-233-7363 to make your appointment.