Strange Noises – Indicators of Air Conditioning Problems

Strange Noises – Indicators of Air Conditioning Problems

After some time of using your air conditioning system you can hear noises come part and parcel with it: the low hum of the machinery or running fan is doing its job. Perhaps, after some time, you’ll get used to them when you run your system. However if you live in Southern California, you’re going to be running your system a lot. But unusual noises – those that you don’t normally associate with the typical operation of your air conditioner – are often signs of serious problems in need of repair. Knowing how strange noises can indicate the need to repair your air conditioner is the first step.

Air Conditioning Repair Service technicians can usually address the problem.

Here in Los Angeles, our air conditioning repair service technicians can usually address the problem. The noses themselves very often determine the specific nature of any problem.

  • Buzzing or humming sounds often indicate a problem with the electrical system. It may mean that there are loose connectors in the air conditioner, or that the wiring is frayed. It may also men that there’s a serious problem with the fan motor, necessitating its repair or replacement. In some cases, the fan itself may be bent or misaligned, causing it to scrape up against other components
  • Clicking sounds tend to come from the relays, and in small amounts they are perfectly normal. When they persist, however, it means there’s a problem with the thermostat, which is where the technician should check
  • A banging or clanging noise can stem from a shaky connecting rod or piston. These are serious problems which may mean replacing the entire unit.
  • A rattling, clanking or screaming noise probably indicates that the compressor is experiencing difficulties, and will likely need to be replaced.

Anyway, you don’t need to know which noises indicate which repairs. You need only know how strange noises can indicate the need to repair your air conditioner. When you hear them, shut off the unit and call Jupiter Air Conditioning and Heating based in Los Angeles. Air conditioning repair is one of our primary focuses and we’re dedicated to solving the problem the first time, every time. Pick up the phone and give us a call today to make an appointment for professional air conditioning repair service throughout the Los Angeles area.