There are a variety of types of noises an air conditioner can make. Some are harmless or quick fixes, while others require an immediate call to Gilman Cooling and Heating. Here’s how to tell the difference:
- Normal air conditioner noises
Not every air conditioning unit is going to make the same amount of type of noise. Generally, the larger the air conditioner, the quieter it will be. Newer models also tend to be quieter. If your air conditioning system is old or has always been noisy, it may be time to check with Gilman Cooling and Heating about installing a new system. It’s important to install your new air conditioner with the help of a reputable company like Gilman Cooling and Heating because an additional source of noise in your unit can also be caused by improper installation.
- Loose vent covers
One simple answer to a noisy air conditioner is loose screws on your vent covers. If you are noticing rattling coming from your air conditioner’s vents, ensure all the screws holding your vents in place are tight and secure. You may also want to double check your vent’s duct boot is sealed correctly while tightening any screws. You may notice condensation around the vents if the duct boot seals have come loose.
- Issues with your air conditioner’s fan
Loose bolts, a damaged fan motor, and fan blockages are all examples of issues that can cause your AC unit to become extra noisy. Regular air conditioner maintenance can help you avoid any of these issues, however, if you are already faced with a noisy air conditioner you may need to invest in repairs to your unit. While some issues may be easy to fix on your own, other issues require help from the experts. For example, if it sounds like loud hissing or screaming could signal a dangerous situation, with pressure building up in your compressor.
Rather than being left to wonder how serious the noise coming from your air conditioner is, contact Gilman Heating and Cooling as soon as you begin to experience issues with your air conditioner making noise. One of our skilled technicians will come to your aid as soon as possible to diagnose the issue and get your air conditioner back up and running (quietly) in no time.