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 number of sounds that they consistently make, but they shouldn’t be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making strange sounds, it usually indicates that it should have heating and cooling service.

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

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

  • Rattling, banging, clanking or thumping—while rattling normally indicates a busted part, louder banging or thumping sounds might mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely busted or become unattached.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen carefully, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system cycles on and off. This is routine. However, if you’re hearing this sound repeatedly, you potentially need a heating and cooling service appointment to check if it’s a problem with the system’s relay or its electrical control.

You can prevent some of these noises from ever starting by setting up normal maintenance appointments with US Air Heating and Cooling. We can identify and repair possible problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 803-220-0761 to set up your appointment.