Nothing is more unnerving than hearing strange noises coming from your air conditioning unit. Your AC is your saving grace from the Gainesville heat and humidity. So, when you hear your air conditioning unit making strange noises, what does it mean? Here are a few of the most common noises you could be hearing from your AC unit.
If your AC unit is outside, a rattling noise could be from something as simple as loose twigs, leaves or other outdoor debris falling into your vents. If that does not seem to be the case, a rattling noise could also be caused by loose bolts, screws or fasteners. Another cause may be that the units compressor is aged.
Grinding is most likely coming from one of the fan motors. If you hear a grinding noise, something might be wrong with the fan motors and you should contact your Gainesville emergency AC repair to come give it a look.
Any popping noises have less to do with your AC unit and more to do with your ductwork. As your ductwork ages it, just as anything else, will require maintenance.
Hissing is also a noise that would signal problems with ductwork. However, if you hear a popping noise from your AC unit, it is most likely leaking refrigerant, which should only be handled by your HVAC expert.
If you do hear any of these noises it is great to know the source, but do not hesitate in contacting your Gainesville air conditioning repair experts. They are knowledgeable and prepared to solve all your air conditioning unit emergencies.