Air conditioner units are already pretty loud appliances but if you hear any noises that seem out of the ordinary it could be a sign that your unit is in need of repairs. Most noise problems can be avoided with regular maintenance and often time normal AC sounds can be lessened with some tricks like including a compressor sound enclosure and or lubricating fan blades.
Noisy air conditioner units could mean that your system is in major need of some repair. These of course are just common signs but it is important that you give our team of expert HVAC specialists to come for a site visit to assess the situation.
Why is my air conditioner making clicking noises?
Clicking sounds are normal when you first turn on and off your air conditioner, but any constant clicking noises could mean that your control panel or compressor is defective and needs to be replaced.
Why is my air conditioner making rattling noises?
It is normal for air conditioner systems to vibrate while running and often times these vibrations might cause screws and hardware to become loose. In the worst case scenario rattling could be a sign that the motor is failing.
Why is my air conditioner making screaming noises?
So we know that your air conditioner unit isn’t actually screaming but any noises that emulate the sounds of a scream could be a that the compressor if failing.
Why is my air conditioner making humming noises?
Humming sounds could be a sign that the starting capacitor is beginning to fail or that your motor is declining.
Why is my air conditioner making squeaking noises?
Squeaking sounds could indicate that the bearings are beginning to wear out.
Why is my air conditioner making hissing noises?
If your air conditioner unit is still running on freon it could mean that it is leaking.
Why is my air conditioner making grinding noises?
If you are hearing your AC unit making grinding sounds it could mean that your bearings are going out and is usually telltale sign that your air conditioner is failing and will break down very soon. If this is the case it is very important that you give our expert HVAC technicians a call as soon as possible.
Why is my air conditioner making screeching noises?
Screeching sounds could mean that your AC system has a bad belt or motor bearing problems.
Why is my air conditioner making loud thumping noises?
If your air conditioner is making unusually loud thumping noises we recommend that you immediately turn the unit off since it could be a sign that something is disconnected or broken.
Why is my air conditioner making swoosh tap noises?
Often times a swoosh tap sound coming from your air conditioner means that something is stuck in the blower blades. Even though this won’t be detrimental to your AC it will wear out your unit quicker.