Air conditioners invariably generate noise, and most of us quickly become accustomed to the comforting sound of the motor firing up and fresh, cool air blowing into our homes. Here in Westlake, OH, we run our air conditioners almost every day in the summer, and the noise that they generate simply becomes part of the background.
But air conditioning noises—and specifically unusual air conditioning noises—can be a great indicator that something is wrong, and noises that cause you to worry should definitely be brought to the attention of a trained repair technician.
Generally speaking, any noise that you don’t recognize as part of your air conditioner’s normal functioning should raise a red flag. This can include mechanical noises like buzzing and whirring, grinding noises if something is caught in a mechanism somewhere, dripping noises if there’s a problem with the drain pan, and even electrical noises that stem from faulty wiring or motors. Whatever the cause, if they don’t sound normal, they probably mean bad news that will only grow worse if ignored. Turn off the system and contact a qualified repair technician immediately.
Too Much Noise
Sometimes the problem isn’t the noise that the air conditioner is making, but the volume of the noise in general. Usually, this will make itself clear fairly soon after installing the system. An air conditioning technician can discuss a range of solutions with you: including the possibility of adding insulation to the air conditioner’s location, replacing it with a quieter model or even making minor adjustments to keep the intrusive sound down to a minimum.
Of course, all of that still means you have to contact the right service to ensure that they do the job properly. The experts at Westland Heating & Air Conditioning have the skills you need, so give them a call today!