Why Do I Have a Noisy Air Conditioner?

Why Do I Have a Noisy Air Conditioner?

What good is cool air conditioning if it disturbs your peace and quiet? A noisy air conditioner can affect your comfort and may have a serious problem. Here are some common causes of loud noises coming from your A/C unit.

Hissing or gurgling sounds

If you hear something that sounds like hissing, gurgling, or even bubbling coming from your air conditioner, chances are you have a refrigerant leak. Refrigerant is what allows your A/C unit to move warm air out of your home. Therefore, if you have a refrigerant leak, your nice, cool living room won’t stay that way for long. If you think your refrigerant might be leaking, turn off your HVAC system and call Air Today immediately.

Banging or clanking

These sounds are hard to miss, but often are easily fixed. If you hear a loud banging or clanking sound, check the outdoor unit of your air conditioner. The culprit of all the racket is most likely something obstructing the fan blade. Remove any branches, leaves or twigs that have fallen on the unit and are making contact with the blade. In addition, trim back any trees, bushes or shrubbery that are encroaching on the unit’s space. Create a three foot plant-free zone around the air conditioner; this will decrease the noises and increase its efficiency.

Noisy air conditioner making clicking sounds

Do you keep hearing clicking sounds coming from somewhere in your HVAC system? This is usually due to some sort of electrical problem. It could be that your thermostat battery is running low, an easy fix. However, this could also mean that one of the various electrical components in your equipment is failing. If this is the case, you’ll need professional HVAC service from Air Today. We’ll identify and eliminate the source of the noise, keeping your home cool, quiet and comfortable all summer long.

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