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6 Eerie Noises Your AC Might Be Making

Yes, it is technically the Fall. However, we all know that heat waves like the one that hit last week can pop back up at any time. Between a harsh and hot summer and the sudden need to kick into gear even in fall, your air conditioner will need to be ready at almost any time for a while yet. This may be harder if your AC needs to be fixed.

If your air conditioner has been having trouble getting its job done, we’d advise getting it addressed as soon as you can. Booking a prompt heat pump or central AC repair can help you avoid a lot of trouble down the road that may have popped up over the summer season. Getting these repairs addressed now, even when your AC is about to rest for a few months, can help prevent a lot of trouble

6 Sounds a Malfunctioning AC Might Make

One of the signs that most homeowners can learn to recognize more easily is a problematic sound that occurs when your AC is operating. You can take notice of this warning sign without ever having to open up your air conditioner. That’s why we want to warn you about the noises to watch for. These warning sounds include:

  1. Rattling: If it sounds like your air conditioner is shaking around something while it is running then it is likely that you have a loose part in the system. For example, there may be a loose bolt or screw, or even a loose front panel on your air handler.
  2. Clanging: Did you have a bolt, screw, or even a fan blade that had started to come loose from your AC unit? If it goes unaddressed then it might evolve from a rattling into a clanging noise after the part comes free and starts banging around the interior of the system.
  3. Hissing: Don’t mix up a hiss with a steady whoosh of air. Hissing is a sign of a problem. In a best-case scenario, hissing may indicate a clogged air filter that needs to be changed. This is something that you can do! However, in a different situation, hissing may mean you need to have a technician repair a refrigerant leak or even a cracked heat exchanger.
  4. Screeching: A screeching or squealing heater is one that needs repairs as soon as you can get a technician to your home. This noise is created by metal scraping against metal. It may mean that you have a dry blower motor belt or motor bearings,
  5. Short cycling: This term refers to shortened cooling cycles, lasting under 10 minutes in length. This is a symptom and a cause of trouble so make sure to get a short cycling system checked out.
  6. Buzzing: Another sound created by a malfunctioning air conditioner is a buzzing noise. This may indicate electronic issues or other troubles in the system.

If your air conditioner sounds off, make sure that you get a technician to address them promptly. Delayed repairs only get worse!

Where comfort and technology come together: Contact California Indoor Comfort Inc to schedule your next system repair.

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