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


Heating and cooling systems all have a normal set of sounds that they constantly make, but they should not be disruptive or really even audible. If your system is making weird sounds, it typically highlights that it’s in need of heating and cooling service.

Take note of the sounds you’re hearing, turn off your system and call in professionals like Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning. You may find that your system simply has a broken part, but it might also indicate that it needs a bigger repair. Understanding how to talk about the sounds your system is making can help the heating and cooling service technician troubleshoot the issue.

Here are some 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 typically indicates a broken part, louder banging or thumping sounds might mean a piece of your heating and cooling system has completely broken or become disconnected.
  • Repetitive clicking—If you listen closely, you can hear a clicking sound when your heating and cooling system turns on and off. This is routine. However, if you’re hearing this sound repeatedly, you probably 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 scheduling normal maintenance appointments with Gopher Heating and Air Conditioning. We can highlight and repair potential problems before they become bigger. Just give us a call at 952-373-0377 to make your appointment.

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