You can tell a lot about your AC system by the noises that it makes during operation. Most of us are used to our AC systems making a certain level of noise when they are working to keep our home cool in the summer. You should start worrying about your unit when you all of a sudden hear strange noises coming from your cooling system when it turns on. Any time you are working with a mechanical system, strange noises usually mean there is an issue somewhere. Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning is here to talk about some AC problems that can mean you are in need of an AC repair.
Signs of a Bad Condenser
When your AC turns on, you should never hear any noises that sound like banging. These kinds of loud noises are always going to mean there is a problem. The most common problem that is associated with banging noises has to do with your condenser. This is one of the major parts of your AC system and should be repaired as soon as possible. Some of the reasons your condenser can start having problems include:
– Old, failing parts
– A broken motor
– Dirt & dust buildup
– Loose screws
Faulty AC Belts
It can be especially alarming when you hear your AC make a squealing or screeching noise as it gets up and going. You will definitely notice this noise. Usually, a screeching or squealing noise is caused by faulty belts that need to be replaced.
Many people are confused about how the refrigerant works in their unit. The refrigerant in your unit is vital to keeping your home cool. It is found in a closed system within the unit. So, if you have low refrigerant, it is caused by a leak somewhere. When you have a refrigerant leak, it is often accompanied by a loud hissing sound as there is a great deal of pressure inside this closed system.
AC Fan Not Working
Another strange noise that can occur with your AC system is a constant clicking noise. If there is a clicking noise that simply won’t go away, there is a good chance that you are having an issue with your fan blades. It might be a blockage in the fan blades, or you could have loose fan blades that make this noise as well.
Clogged Condensate Drain
An issue that is quite common in AC systems is a clogged condensate drain. When your AC is working to keep your home cool, it is also removing humidity from the air. This moisture needs to be able to drain properly otherwise it can cause several issues including a pulsing noise as your AC tries to turn on.
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Any of the issues mentioned above and more can be solved by the pros at Ambient Heating & Air Conditioning. We will get to the bottom of whatever is going on with your AC system so you can stay cool in your home this summer. Call us today!