Air Conditioner Noises and What They Mean

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When your Dwight, IL, air conditioner is in optimal working order, it should operate in near silence. The presence of certain sounds almost always indicates a problem in your air conditioning system. Knowing what these three sounds mean can help you determine the severity of the problem you may be experiencing with your home’s air conditioner.

1. Banging Sounds From AC

A banging sound coming from your air conditioner is almost always a sign that something is loose or broken. Unfortunately, there’s no way to accurately determine the problem until our technician comes by to repair the system. There are countless metal components that make up your AC, and if any of them break, they’ll bang against other parts.

2. AC Making Clicking Sounds

It’s not unusual for your air conditioner to click when it turns on or off. However, if the clicking sound is more persistent, you may have an electrical issue in your AC. In many cases, clicking sounds indicate a failing thermostat or the failure of an electrical component in your AC.

3. Buzzing Sounds

Buzzing sounds are among the most common noises that come from a malfunctioning AC. As is the case with banging noises, it’s virtually impossible to determine the cause of your buzzing AC without one of our service technicians taking a look at your system. Buzzing sounds can indicate the presence of debris inside your system, a loose or broken part, an out-of-balance blower or refrigerant leaks.

Fortunately, our team of professionally licensed service technicians can repair any issue that causes your air conditioner to make strange noises. If you hear weird sounds coming from your air conditioner, don’t hesitate to schedule a repair visit. Call Popejoy Inc. today to find out about all of our HVAC services.

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