What’s Up with These Loud AC Sounds?

covering-her-earsHuh. That’s weird. I’ve never heard the AC make that sound before. Or maybe I have, and it has just always been a bit quieter. Oh well, it is still keeping the house cool enough. No big deal. 

If that is your pattern of thinking, we will see you soon to repair your air conditioning system.

Or, you could read this post, take the information to heart, and schedule service today so that we can get in there and resolve any existing problems before they go on to cause much more serious, and potentially much more costly, problems.

The ball is in your court, but it is definitely always in your best interest to schedule air conditioning repair in Cary, NC at the first sign of trouble. And, regardless of how much tempted you may be to write off these strange sounds, they are definitely signs of trouble! Your AC needs to work better than “good enough”!

Is Your Air Conditioner Screeching At You?

If so, then you may be dealing with a lack of sufficient lubrication. There are many parts within your air conditioning system that move, and those parts need to be adequately lubricated or they are going to scrape together and create friction. This not only reduces energy efficiency while making a terrible sound, but it also generates heat. It is only a matter of time before that type of wear and tear results in damages to the part(s) in question.

Is Your Air Conditioner Grinding Away?

If so, then it is possible that there is a foreign object lodged in a moving part of the system. This could be the result of, say, a screw coming loose and being caught up in a moving component. It could even be that something fell in the top of the outdoor unit and is now stuck inside.  Whatever the case may be, you’ll need the object removed and the part examined carefully in order to prevent serious damage to the system.

Is Your Air Conditioner Clanging?

If so, you’re probably dealing with a loose component. The blower fan could be unbalanced, it could be the compressor itself coming loose from its mounting, or any other number of parts within the system. While the air conditioner may function “just fine” under such conditions for a while, it is only a matter of time before that loose component really goes off the rails!

Is Your Air Conditioner Clicking or Humming?

If so, then electrical components are most likely in trouble. Needless to say, an electrical problem is a serious concern. It can result in dangerous conditions, and could really fry your air conditioner. It could even leave your system beyond the point of repair! If you hear a nonstop clicking or humming sound when running your AC, contact us right away.

Is Your Air Conditioner Hissing At You?

If so, then call an animal control officer. You likely have a snake holed up in your air conditioner, and that hissing sound suggests that—no, we’re just having a bit of fun. You know what’s not fun, though? Replacing your air conditioner because you were running it with a low refrigerant charge! That hissing sound could actually be refrigerant escaping through leaks, so contact us the moment you hear it!

Schedule your AC services with Ideal Services Heating & Cooling.

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