How to tell when it’s time for a service call
When it’s working properly, your air conditioner makes a pleasant noise that’s easy to get used to. Unfortunately, even the best-made HVAC systems can and do experience serious problems that require attention, troubleshooting and potential repairs. These problems are often preceded or indicated by strange noises that interrupt the pleasant sounds you’ve become accustomed to. Here are five of the most common.
1. Banging Sounds in Your Compressor
If you hear a banging sound emanating from your air conditioner’s compressor, you could be dealing with a loose fan blade that’s repeatedly banging against something else inside the housing. This is especially likely if the noise occurs at regular intervals. Consequences of this problem may include worn-down fan blades that require frequent and increasingly expensive replacement.
2. Persistent Buzzing or Rattling
A vague, seemingly random buzzing or rattling sound probably isn’t being caused by a single … Read Full Post »