Your air conditioning is designed to keep your home comfortable by working as quietly as possible in the background. In fact, being hardly noticeable is one of the features that many manufacturers often take pride in in their products. Every year, companies come out with new models and each one is quieter than the last. So when your HVAC system suddenly begins to operate noisily, you don’t need a technician to tell you something has gone wrong.
Loud noises coming from your AC can be a symptom of a much bigger problem. Different sounds can mean different things and it’s important to familiarize yourself with some of the most common ones to understand the basics of the issue. Our HVAC professionals at J&M discuss a few of the usual noises problematic air conditioners will often make and what you can do to address them.
Loud banging noises from your air conditioning system are usually caused by a component getting loose inside the unit. The most common parts that break or come loose are the moveable parts namely, the crankshaft, the connecting rod and, at times, the fan blades themselves. When this happens, you will need a technician to assess the damage and determine a possible solution.
Low Humming or Buzzing
When your cooling system is low on refrigerant, it can cause certain pipes to vibrate resulting in low buzz or hum while your air conditioner is running. Contact your local HVAC service for a tune-up or a top-up to get your system running at full capacity again.
Rusted or dirty blower fan blades can squeal or squeak as it rotates. Regular maintenance from professional air conditioning service providers can prevent this from occurring but if they are already happening, it may require a full replacement of the affected parts.
Keep your heating and cooling systems in good shape all year-long with the help of our experts at J&M, your trusted local HVAC company. Give us a call at (951) 663-4895 or fill out our contact form to schedule an inspection and sign up for a regular maintenance agreement today. We serve homeowners in Hemet and all surrounding areas.