Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Strange New Sounds?

Living in hot and sunny Florida offers homeowners a lot to enjoy. The fact of the matter, though, is that even those of us that love the summer heat the most are going to struggle to enjoy ourselves if we don’t have a comfortable home to come back to at the end of the day. That is why you must have any issues with your air conditioner in Miami resolved as soon as possible.

For that reason, it is important that you do not ignore any signs of trouble with your AC. This includes the development of odd sounds during operation. If you hear anything out of the ordinary, give a member of our staff a call immediately. That way, we can diagnose and resolve the situation promptly.

Loud clanging and banging sounds are some of the most obvious audible indicators of trouble, and among the least likely to be ignored by homeowners. This could be the result of a component in your system coming loose and banging against the cabinet’s interior, or even against other moving components. This puts not only the single component at risk, but also those that it is coming into contact with.

Screeching sounds are also rather commonly reported. There are a few potential causes of the problem. You may have a moving part in your system that is not sufficiently lubricated. If this is the case, the resulting friction could lead to potentially serious damages. You may also have a slipped or damaged belt.

Hissing sounds are a bit more subtle, generally speaking, but could signal potentially serious problems with your system. This could actually be the sound of refrigerant leaking out of the system. If this is the case, you really need to have the leaks fixed as soon as possible. You could wind up with compressor damages otherwise.

Let One Hour Air Conditioning & Heating® of Miami get your air conditioner back on track.