Homeowners in Cross Lanes, WV, have battled scorching summer temperatures. Beating the heat and winning the war requires around-the-clock air conditioning. The added strain your AC system has endured might have resulted in you hearing unusual noises. Here are five sounds that scream you need to schedule an AC repair right away:
Screeching often signals a problem with the fan motor in the condenser — the part of your air conditioner that sits outside. A worn-out belt can also create a screeching sound. In either case, schedule an AC repair to fix the issue.
A banging sound is always alarming, no matter where it’s coming from in your house. Banging usually indicates something is wrong with the air conditioner’s outdoor compressor. As your AC system gets older, it’s common for parts to loosen and rattle. A service technician can tighten these parts during AC maintenance to prevent banging noises.
There are several problems that can cause your air conditioner to make a hissing sound. Duct and refrigerant leaks cause hissing sounds, and a malfunctioning expansion valve or an incompatible filter can do the same.
Excess moisture in your air conditioner can result in bubbling sounds. You might have a crack or blockage in your drainage pipe. To avoid damaging your air conditioner, schedule an AC repair immediately to rectify the problem.
Slight clicking or humming sounds at the start or end of a cooling cycle are normal. But if you continue hearing clicking as your AC system operates, there’s likely an electrical issue or problem with your thermostat causing it.
Are you hearing your air conditioner make alarming sounds that you suspect signal an underlying problem? Contact E.J. Thompson & Son LLC to schedule an AC repair and have us take a closer look. We’ll find and fix the issue with urgency.
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