It can be bothersome when you notice that your air conditioner is making loud noises. Sounds from rattling to clinking to banging can let you know something is not right, and in some cases, you will be able to detect the issue and correct it yourself and others you will need to bring in air conditioning technicians. Here are a few reasons why your air conditioner can get loud and what you can do to fix it.
A part of the unit is broken or loose
You will hear a loud banging or clanking sound when there is a loose or broken part in your air conditioning unit. Because there are many working parts, it can be hard to identify this issue, so make sure you bring in the experts to locate the component and replace or reattach it.
There is a refrigerant leak
If there is a whistle or scream-like sound coming from your air conditioner, get the pros involved immediately. A refrigerant leak will not only cause further and more expensive damage to your cooling system, but it can also harm your health because it is dangerous to breathe in. This sound can also indicate there is a problem with your compressor, and in both cases, you should turn off the unit and call a professional.
An electrical element is failing
While a clicking sound can be normal when your air conditioner is being turned on or off, if this sound is constant, an electrical element such as the thermostat may be failing. Unless you are a certified electrician, you will not want to tinker with the power aspects of your air conditioner. An HVAC technician can replace the thermostat or identify which electrical part is causing the loud sound.
The cooling unit is older than ten years
You may hear some rattling and humming noise grow louder as your unit ages, and even with proper maintenance, you will eventually have to replace it. AC repairs will happen more frequently and parts will have to be replaced over time. If your cooling system is making loud noises consistently as well as having frequent repairs, you may want to consider investing in a new unit.
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