air conditioners make noise, but there are certain noises you never want to hear coming
from your AC, as they may be a sign of an underlying issue. Learn four
sounds your air conditioner should never make, here:
If your air conditioner is making a rattling noise, there may be a problem
with the motor or blower, or in the best case scenario, it could simply
be a loose screw. It’s possible that a small component of your AC
system has come loose and is moving around in the condenser unit. If you
think this is the issue, try turning your air conditioner off and removing
the lid to the condenser unit. Check to see if anything has come loose
or broken off and replace the piece if possible.
Buzzing sounds can be problematic because they’re typically indicative
of an electrical problem. In most cases, a buzzing noise occurs because
of an issue with the condenser fan motor or faulty wiring. Unless you’re
comfortable and familiar with electrical work, it’s best to contact
a professional to diagnose and assess the problems to ensure your safety.
A humming noise could be a small issue or a large one. While sometimes
humming is just the refrigerant line doing its job, it could also be a
sign that the motor is failing or unable to start. If the motor is unable
to start, it is at risk of overheating and sustaining irreversible damage
as a result. Repairing or replacing the capacitor, or replacing the motor
if the damages are bad enough can fix this.
4. Running Water
While you may notice your AC making a soft dripping noise from time to
time, if your air conditioner sounds like water is running through it,
there is likely an underlying problem. It’s possible that there
is a drain clog causing water to back up into the system before gushing
out. Fortunately, drain clogs can be cleaned relatively easily —
but make sure the problem is addressed right away to decrease the risk
of a bigger problem developing.
Repairs You Can Count On
At Phoenix Air, our team of dedicated
Palm Beach County HVAC professionals is committed to providing you with quality services. If your AC is making
any of the noises above, don’t hesitate to give us a call. Our
AC repair technicians are trained and experienced with numerous makes, models and brands, so
we can diagnose and assess any problem with your air conditioner.
Give us a call today at (888) 660-4337. We provide service 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, so we’ll always
be ready to take your call.