What You Should Do When Your Air Conditioner Starts Making Noise

May 11, 2023
Maintenance Plan in Philadelphia, PA

A noisy air conditioner might be more than a mere annoyance. If your air conditioner is making noise, an HVAC professional can help. While some older models can be louder than others, any new or unexpected noises can be an early symptom of major problems. A professional air conditioner technician can take a look, identify the problem, and make necessary repairs before the problem worsens.

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1. Try Telling Your HVAC Professional About the Type of Noise

Some noises that could mean trouble include:

  • Squealing
  • Banging
  • Buzzing
  • Clicking
  • Clanking

The noises might only occur when the AC cycles on or off, and they can last for a few seconds or longer. Some noises only come from the outdoor unit or the indoor unit. Your HVAC professional may advise you to turn off your system until a technician arrives if banging or clanking noises persist.

2. Prepare for Repairs

Banging or clanking could be related to loose or broken parts, such as a fan blade, a pin, or a rod. The AC technician might need to order replacement parts if the existing parts cannot be fixed safely. Squealing and buzzing might indicate that you have a broken belt or that the AC needs lubrication. The technician will need to lubricate moving parts and install any necessary replacements. Squealing can also indicate a problem with the compressor. This type of issue may be accompanied by clicking noises as well.

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Peters Associates has provided exceptional customer service to the Philadelphia, PA area for over 75 years. We offer a full range of air conditioning installation, repair, and maintenance services. We also offer a wide range of heating services, duct cleaning, water heater services, and smart home services as well as work on all furnaces, including oil furnaces. Call Peters Associates today for more information.

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