Are weird noises enough reason for emergency services?
It’s hard to know if you need emergency services for your air conditioner, especially if the problem is just weird noises. What do they mean? Here’s what to do if you notice these unusual sounds coming from your HVAC:
Banging or Clanking
Needless to say, banging or clanking from your air conditioner is not a good sign. But what does it mean? It could be caused by loose internal parts or possibly an issue in the vents. It could also be a loose fan blade or a loose cover plate. No matter the cause, it needs attention from a technician, and the sooner, the better.
Screeching or Squealing
This is one of the least appealing noises your air conditioner could make. No one wants to listen to screeching or squealing, but the cause could be simple. HVAC units use belts in the moving parts of the motor. If you hear screeching or squealing when the blower turns on, it could be a worn out belt. While it may not appear to require emergency attention, if the belt breaks, it could do more damage. Make the call as soon as you can.
If you hear whistling when the A/C turns on, it’s not normal. One of the causes of whistling could be the ducts. If there is a leak or a gap in the ducts it can cause a whistle as the air blows past it. This may not be an emergency situation, but the longer it goes untreated the worse your energy efficiency and the higher your energy bill.
If you have some weird noises happening with your air conditioner, don’t ignore them and hope they go away. A maintenance call from a trusted technician can fix the problem and potentially prevent even bigger issues.
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