Efficient and fine-tuned air conditioners make inaudible sounds that don’t interrupt your home’s indoor serenity. However, air conditioners can get noisier when they become faulty, making a range of sounds based on the level and type of fault. Outlined below are the sounds your Greer, SC, AC shouldn’t make when operating.
1. Running Water Sounds
If you wake up to an air conditioner that sounds like water is running through it, you should have a professional check it out. An air conditioner will produce kitchen sink-like noises when the system refrigerant is leaking. Refrigerant leakages could damage your AC.
2. Gurgling Sounds
Your air conditioner is likely to make some gurgling sounds when there’s a crack or clogging in the drain line. Inspecting the drain line may seem like an easy job until you mess up the entire system.
Locating an air conditioner’s drain line, cleaning it, and leaving everything intact is quite a task. HVAC maintenance and repair technicians know how to identify the problem, unplug the drain, and fix it.
3. Clicking Sounds
Your air conditioner will likely click once in a while as it turns on or off. It’s the sound your system makes when the thermostat sends signals to the system. However, if your system is making the clicking should when cooling or heating your home, it’s an indication that something is wrong.
If the AC clicks continuously, you should have it checked by a pro AC repair specialist. Clicking happens mostly when the blower fan gets blocked, or the unit has a serious electrical problem.
4. Rattling Sounds
Your air conditioning system is also likely to make rattling sounds when it’s faulty. Primarily, an AC rattles when it has an electrical issue or a failing motor. Whatever the reason for the rattling, you should have it checked by a professional as soon as possible.
Rare sounds from your air conditioner may be indicative of a failing component or failing system. Once you notice these sounds from your AC, talk to our team at Sanders Home Comfort Heating & Air Conditioning for high-quality AC repairs and part replacement services.
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