For the most part, your air conditioner should operate pretty quietly when it’s running right. Some noise at startup or sounds associated with the shifting of the house aren’t all that unusual. However, if your air conditioner is making loud, repetitive sounds, there may be a problem. Here’s our guide to what strange AC noises could indicate—and when you need to call in the experts at Trahan’s Heating & Air Conditioning for service.
These strange AC noises may indicate you need repair
An air conditioner unit may emit a gentle hum when it runs, which is entirely normal. What is not normal is a strange, loud buzzing or humming sound. This could mean there are loose parts, debris is inside the unit, an electrical issue, or a failing part.
Due to the range of potential reasons, it is best to call in an expert from Trahan’s Heating & Air Conditioning for repairs. That way, you can enjoy cool air without worrying about the unit failing during hot months.
Strange AC noises like clicking may also indicate problems with the unit. This could be a sign of an electrical issue, like a defective thermostat, which should be fixed as soon as possible before it leads to other issues and costly repairs.
A high-pitched squeal or screaming noise is a sign to call for immediate maintenance. It could be something like a malfunctioning motor or something more serious like a refrigerant leak that could lead to health problems in your home.
To protect yourself and your family, the best course of action is to call a professional. Then, once the problem has been fixed, you can safely use the AC unit again.
Lastly, loose parts are often translated into strange AC noises like clanking or banging. If a part if broken or loose, it may rattle around inside the unit. It could also be a sign you need a new compressor.
If left untreated, these situations could lead to more serious problems. To avoid that, call a professional at the first sign of trouble and schedule routine maintenance for an AC unit that functions properly.
Schedule AC maintenance today
Strange AC noises could indicate both minor and major problems with your unit. To keep your family safe, your air clean, and your home comfortable, call us today to schedule AC preventative maintenance or repairs.