An air conditioner in good condition runs smoothly and quietly. It gently hums when it’s on, creating a white noise that can even be pleasant. However, a system that isn’t running smoothly won’t sound as soothing. Clanking, rattling, and grinding noises can indicate a serious problem and should be addressed as soon as possible.
Whining noises are not a good sign. It typically indicates an air leak somewhere in the system, such as the return air grill or the combustion blower on your furnace. Moaning goes hand in hand with whining, and it’s usually an indicator of worn motor bearings. Should you hear either of these noises, call Ken’s A/C for an air conditioning diagnostic.
Rattling noises could indicate loose ductwork. Loose connections in the ducts allow your treated air to leak into unused spaces like crawlspaces and attics, while drawing in untreated air filled with dust particles. This leads to wasted money, reduced system efficiency, and less healthy air.
Buzzing usually indicates an issue with the electrical system. Whether the sound is a steady buzz or an uncomfortable crackling noise, it could mean that arcing is occurring. This is a potentially dangerous situation, and you should call for HVAC repair immediately.
Grinding or squealing noises from the compressor could point to a serious problem. It could be loose internal parts or mounts. The damage can become extensive if this problem is ignored. This is one problem that can be avoided by investing in regular A/C tune-ups and cleaning. Bubbling or hissing from the compressor unit outdoors could indicate a refrigerant leak, so you should call in the professionals at Ken’s immediately.
Ken’s offers the best products in the industry and only uses fully licensed and certified technicians. Regular maintenance will keep your system running smoothly, but we also offer air conditioner repair services for when those mysterious noises appear. Visit us online or in person to learn more about Ken’s air conditioning repair services in and around Marble Falls, Texas.