The air conditioner in your Palmetto, FL, home is one of the most important resources you have during the scorching summertime heat. When everything is in full working order, your air conditioner should operate in near silence. But if you notice any of these air conditioner noises, they may be your system’s way of crying for help:
The most common sound that a malfunctioning air conditioner makes is a buzzing or a vibrating sound. Due to the number of metal components inside your air conditioner, there are plenty of opportunities for vibrations. When any part works itself loose or breaks, a buzzing sound is a natural occurrence.
In the same vein as buzzing sounds, banging sounds happen when something inside your air conditioner breaks. It can be something as simple as a fan that’s banging into the housing around it or a broken part bouncing off other components. Regardless of the cause, you should address banging sounds quickly to minimize the amount of damage.
When your air conditioner kicks on or off, it’s not unusual to hear a clicking sound. That’s simply the system turning on and off. However, if the clicking is more persistent, it may be indicative of an electrical problem.
Finally, you may notice a high-pitched whistling sound coming from your air conditioner. This is almost always a sign of a loose belt or a belt that has a tear in it. Once again, this is the type of issue that you should resolve quickly to limit the damage that a broken belt may leave in its wake.
No matter the cause of air conditioner noises, we have the solutions to get your system back up and running. Call All American Heating & Cooling today to schedule your AC repair visit and to ask about the rest of our HVAC services.
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