7 Sounds You Don’t Want Your AC Making

Monday, August 31st, 2020

AC-outdoor-unitYour air conditioner isn’t silent, but if someone asked you to explain the noise that your air conditioner makes, you’d probably have to pause and think about it before you could answer, right? That’s because your air conditioner does make distinctive noises, but as long as the system is healthy these noises are always relatively quiet.

If you’ve noticed this summer has made your air conditioner develop some new habits, then it’s time to reach out to us. You need AC repair in Plainfield, IL. It’s just that plain and simple.

Watch Out for These Noises

Here are a few sounds that you shouldn’t hear from your home’s air conditioner.

1.      Hissing

Have you noticed that your air conditioner is starting to make odd hissing noises? If there’s one noise that you never want to hear from your air conditioner it’s this. You have an air conditioner in your home—not a snake! If you’re hearing this noise then it’s probably because you’ve got leaking units, damaged AC lines, or a hole somewhere in your system. Our technicians can come in, fish out this problem, and solve it in an instant.

2.      Constant Clicking

Your air conditioner should make a soft clicking noise when it turns on, but you shouldn’t hear much after this. If you hear constant clicking, then it means that you’re having trouble with your thermostat. This is probably a larger electrical issue that you’ve got on your hands.

3.      Rattling

Your air conditioner sounds like an old car when it runs—what’s going on? You’ve probably got a loose part. We can help you find the source of it and make sure that you get your system back on track.

4.      Screeching

You turn on your air conditioner and it starts screeching and screaming like a banshee. We know that this is one of the least comforting things that can go on in your home. It’s not easy on your senses. If you hear this, you’re going to need to call us for AC repair ASAP.

5.      Buzzing

Is there a distinct buzzing noise when you turn on your air conditioner? You might notice a humming noise when your air conditioner runs on a regular day, but anything that starts to drift into something that mimics a beehive is an issue. This is a larger issue that our professionals can address.

6.      Banging

Have you noticed that your air conditioner makes odd banging sounds when you run it? Banging isn’t a good sound. If you notice this then it’s time to for you give our AC technicians a ring.

7.      Silence

We know what you’re thinking: “What? I thought my air conditioner was supposed to be quiet. We just talked about this in the intro.” Yes, quiet but not silent. If your air conditioner is completely silent then you’re having air conditioning trouble. This means that your air conditioner isn’t starting no matter how much you fiddle with the thermostat. We can help you solve this.

Call Comfort First Heating and Cooling, Inc. today! We’ll take care of that odd AC sound for you.

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