Your HVAC system normally makes some noise in the normal course of operation. However, if you notice new sounds or an intensifying of usual sounds, it is important to investigate and determine whether it is normal AC noise or if it’s time to call in a professional.
Problematic Noises and their Origin
There are many noises that your HVAC system can make that can indicate there may be a problem. Noises include squealing, screeching, thudding, rattling, whistling or wheezing. These sounds may be caused by various factors including:
- Something may have become stuck in a part of the system.
- A component has come loose.
- Buildup of dirt or debris within the system.
- A clogged air filter.
- Leaving supply vents closed.
- Air leaks, for example in the ductwork.
- A system that is old and failing will also make more noise.
To safely and effectively resolve the problems it is best to contact a professional HVAC technician as soon as possible. Apart from possibly leading to further damage, some of these noises could be the result of electrical problems which should be addressed immediately.
The Importance of Routine Maintenance
Regular maintenance is very important to ensure that your system stays in good working condition. When you invest in preventive maintenance, your technician will check your system at specified periods. This check includes:
Routine maintenance is an added measure that helps to extend the life of your system. Proper care of your system will reduce the chances of problems developing that lead to a noisy system. Apart from routine servicing, your HVAC technician will be able to spot developing problems and take corrective action. This also saves you from needing more expensive repair service.
If your air conditioner is making troublesome sounds, contact Air Conditioning by Luquire at 334-230-5870. We offer prompt repair services to keep your unit in top condition. You should have your air conditioner and furnace serviced at least once a year to keep them running as efficiently as possible.
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