Anytime your AC kicks on to start cooling down your home, it will generate a certain amount of noise. This is absolutely normal, and most of the time doesn’t raise any suspicions of a problem. There are certain peculiar noises that should cause you to investigate the noise further. It is important that you know when to worry and when to brush it off. Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning is here to share some insight into what noises that are a cause for concern.
Air Conditioner Makes Banging Noise when Running
If you hear banging when you AC is running, it is usually a sign that there is some part of your AC unit that has broken. Hopefully, it is something that is small like an imbalance, but it could be a sign of a bigger problem like the compressor. There could be a loose or broken part like inside the compressor that could lead to a compressor replacement.
AC Unit Buzzing or Pulsating Every Few Minutes
If you hear a buzzing noise, it’s usually coming from your outside unit. This sound could mean a number of things including from a need to clean the unit to bigger problems like the need for a blower replacement. Following are some of the issues that buzzing can mean.
– Dirty condenser coils or debris in the unit
– Need to replace air filter
– Loose or out of balance fan blades
– Refrigerant leaks
– Loose parts
Air Conditioner Making Surging or Rattling Noise
Sometimes if you hear a chattering or rattling sound when your AC kicks on, it can mean that you have a small problem like sticks or twigs that are stuck somewhere inside your unit. However, it can also indicate that your AC is starting to get old and parts are starting to fail. As parts start to get old, they can loosen and start to rattle. Some electrical components found inside your unit can also cause a rattling noise. At any rate, you should have your unit inspected by a professional because if there is a problem, it will only get worse if it is ignored.
Air Conditioner Squealing
This is a noise that you should never ignore. When you hear a louse screaming or squealing noise coming from your unit, it can mean that you have a serious leak in your refrigerant lines that needs to be addressed right away. It can be dangerous and you should turn off the unit right away and contact a professional. Not only can it cause serious damage to your unit, but it can also pose a threat to you and your family. There should be a sensor inside your unit that trips and causes it to shut off on its own, so if this is the case, don’t worry.
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If you have noticed that your AC unit is all of a sudden making strange noises, it is time to call on the professionals at Air Supply Heating & Air Conditioning to come check out the problem and fix it. Call us today!