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5 AC Noises That Signify a Problem

We’re in the peak of AC repair season. Temperatures are hot, our air conditioners are cooling as fast as they can, and we’re getting to the point where they’re starting to show signs of wear and tear. It’s okay, it’s perfectly normal to encounter an AC problem at least a couple of times during the system’s lifespan. That’s why it’s important to have a team you can trust on hand to deliver the repairs necessary in a timely fashion.

Today, we’re going to focus on particular noises that signify the need for AC repair in Wellington, FL. It doesn’t matter how new or old, large or small, pristine or broken your air conditioner is, if it’s making one of these noises then there’s a problem that should be addressed.

Let’s get started! And don’t forget to call the pros at Seaside Air Services if any of these noises sound familiar.

5 Noises to Fix

We’re not going to beat around the bush—if you’re encountering one of the following noises, then you should definitely call our team for help. None of these are good, and most of them can make things worse for your air conditioner the longer they’re allowed to go on.

Here are just a few noises that signify a problem with your AC:

  • Constant Clicking. If your air conditioner is clicking on and off many times, this could be a sign that it’s short-cycling. Make sure you can tell whether the system is running a full cycle before it shuts off, and if it’s not then this could be a serious problem. Either way, a constant clicking noise is usually an electrical issue that needs to be addressed.
  • Squealing. Your AC has a fan belt that needs to be fixed if it starts being worn down. This problem can make a loud squealing or screeching noise as the rubber frays and starts to fall apart. Turn off your unit and call for professional help.
  • Banging or Clanging. These noises both signify the same thing just to a lesser or stronger degree. Banging or clanging noises can come from a loose or broken component, like a rod, piston pin, or screw, that’s starting to bang against other components in your system.
  • Grinding. This type of noise is most common in two situations. The first is that your compressor is misaligned or has some component that’s rubbing up against another metal component. The second is that the indoor blower fan is rubbing against its housing. Try detecting whether this noise is coming from inside or outside.
  • Screeching or Screaming. This is a serious problem and you should shut your air conditioner off right away. Loud screeching or screaming can come from a multitude of problems, like leaking refrigerant or a compressor that’s about to completely fail. Either way, loud and uncomfortable noises like these are often a lot worse than quieter ones, and you should call for our help ASAP.

Do any of these noises sound familiar? If so, then don’t hesitate to get in touch with us.

Seaside Air Services can provide the repairs you need at an affordable rate. Call today.

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