When strange noises interrupt the comforting hum of your air conditioning unit, you want to know what’s wrong immediately. After all, AC is an important part of life in New Orleans, Louisiana. If you find your AC making odd sounds, make sure you know what’s normal and what’s not when it comes to AC noises. Many AC sounds reveal an issue that requires professional assistance. If you’re hearing odd sounds coming from your AC system, below are three reasons why those sounds might be happening.
Clanking, banging, or rattling noises typically reveal a loose part inside your AC unit. These sounds could mean that some of the connecting rods or shafts are loose or that your compressor is old and needs to be replaced. Sometimes, the problem is as simple as loose screws or as serious as an unsecured motor. If the motor belt is wearing out, you might even hear a screeching sound.
Dripping, hissing, or bubbling means the refrigerant in your AC unit is leaking. If you hear any of these noises, turn off your AC unit and call a service professional immediately. Refrigerant isn’t something you can handle on your own, and you don’t want the leak to get worse by running your AC while you wait for a repair.
Sometimes, buzzing sounds might be vibrations from debris on top of your AC. But if clearing loose debris off the top of your AC unit doesn’t fix the problem, then a buzzing sound probably indicates an electrical issue. Your wiring might be loose, or your motor may be failing. In the same vein, if you see any burnt wires or components of your AC, you have an electrical problem. Turn off your AC system immediately and call a professional to fix this problem.
Any unresolved sounds in your AC unit should come under professional scrutiny to prevent the system from failing completely during the heat of a New Orleans summer. Small or large, make sure these issues get corrected as soon as possible to keep your unit running well. Call Bryans United Air Conditioning for professional AC repair today at 504-208-2071.
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