There are Strange Air Conditioner Noises

Strange Air Conditioning NoisesYour air conditioning unit keeps your home at a cool and comfortable temperature, so when it starts to make strange noises you should consider calling a qualified air conditioning company like Max Mechanical to inspect your a/c unit. Some noises can be caused by simple things while others noises could mean there is a serious problem with your unit. Small problems can be fixed quickly before they turn into large ones, so it is a good idea to find out why your air conditioner is making noises as soon as possible.

Clicking Noise

A clicking noise coming from your air conditioning unit could sound like bad news, but most of the time it is a fairly easy problem to resolve. Clicking noises could mean that parts of your air conditioning unit have become loose or broken off. It could also mean that your thermostat is not working properly.

Rattling Noise

A loud rattling noise could mean that you have a problem with your compressor motor. It could also mean that the crankshaft or another important part of the air conditioning unit is loose. It most cases, the part or parts that are causing the noise will need to be replaced.

Gurgling Noise

If you hear a gurgling noise, it could mean that there is a small leak in the refrigerant. This can be fixed easily by a qualified HVAC technician. If you hear a loud hissing noise, it could mean that there is a large leak in the refrigerant or that the unit’s internal pressure is way too high. You should turn your air conditioner off right away and call a professional if you hear a high pitched hissing sound coming from the unit.

Buzzing Noise

A buzzing noise coming from you air conditioner can mean a couple of different things. It could mean that your air conditioner motor is having a hard time starting or there may be an oil leak. The motor may need to be worked on or replaced.

Air conditioner maintenance is the key to keeping your unit running year after year. At Max Mechanical we recommend having a bi-annual air conditioning tune up to help keep your system running strong for as long as possible. With regular maintenance, a good air conditioning unit will help keep your home at the perfect temperature all year round.

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