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Wow, My Air Conditioner Is Loud!

Monday, May 28th, 2018 at 11:00 am

relaxingIf your air conditioner is failing to start up when temperatures really rise, or if it is blowing hot air into your home, then you are probably going to pick up the phone and schedule prompt air conditioning repairs. Other issues with your air conditioner may not elicit the same prompt action, however. That’s a shame, because any signs of trouble with your AC are definitely cause for concern. Just because the system is up and running does not mean that it is functioning properly, after all.

Loud or unfamiliar sounds coming from your air conditioner, for instance, could mean that you have a problem requiring professional air conditioning repair in Cocoa,  FL. If you hear any such sounds coming from your system, we really must stress that prompt service is always going to be in your best interest. Sure, your system may not be at immediate risk of breaking down. That does not mean that the problem will go away on its own, though. In fact, it is only going to get worse until corrective measures are taken.

Banging Sounds

The tricky part of dealing with strange or loud sounds coming from your air conditioner is the fact that it is not necessarily a problem. Take a banging or booming sound, for instance. Because temperatures in ductwork can vary so greatly, that sound could be nothing more than a totally normal expansion and contraction of your ductwork.

However, it could also be the sound of components banging around in your AC cabinet. If this is the case, then continuing to run the system can definitely result in serious damages that are easily avoidable when you schedule prompt repairs. This variance is exactly why you should always have any such problems investigated immediately.

Screeching Sounds

Does it sound like you’ve got an owl in your air conditioner? That screeching sound could mean that you have metal components rubbing up against each other. They may need to be adjusted, or they may require more lubrication. Either way, letting them rub up against each other is only going to lead to friction that drags down energy efficiency.

You could also be dealing with worn out fan belts. If they’re worn enough to be screeching like this, then trust us, they’re not going to last much longer. Replacing a fan belt or a belt in a motor is not a terribly complex repair. However, your system is going to be pretty much useless until you get those belts replaced, so be sure to let us know right away so you don’t wind up waiting in discomfort.

Hissing Sounds

If you hear a hissing sound coming from your AC, don’t think snakes. Think leaks. More specifically, refrigerant leaks—the most troubling leaks of all!

If your system has a refrigerant leak, then it is only a matter of time before that system suffers serious damages. Do not allow this problem to go unresolved. If you do, your system could literally wind up breaking down entirely, suffering compressor failure that will likely require a full replacement!

Schedule your AC repairs with Next Generation Air & Heat, Inc.

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