In the last post we covered some of the noises your air conditioner may make that could signal a problem. They can click or squeak or rattle, and they can all indicate different problems. If it occurs out of the blue, there is definitely something going on that should be checked out. It could end up being a simple fix that, once repaired, won’t be a problem again. Or it could be the signal of a larger issue.
In any case, if your air conditioner makes unusual noises or isn’t working properly, then something is wrong. If you don’t feel comfortable working on the unit yourself, call a company like Choice HVAC to come to your home. We are experts when it comes to air conditioning repair in Wake Forest NC. Don’t ignore the noise and hope it will go away because it probably won’t.
If you want to try your hand at fixing the problem yourself, there are a few things you can try, depending on the type of noise it is making. You run the risk of doing more damage if you don’t know what you’re doing, so proceed with caution.
If your fan is noisy, it may need to be cleaned. Open the cabinet and remove any debris around the blades. The noise could simply be a branch or leaves that are trapped inside. If that isn’t the problem, then the blade could be loose or bent. Tighten it at the hub with a screwdriver or Allen wrench, depending on which fits, if it’s loose. If the blades are bent, you can try to gently bend them back in place.
Squealing or grinding noises could mean the motor needs oil. If the air conditioner has an unsealed motor, you may be able to add some to one of the ports. Check the manual to see what type to use. SAE 10 oil is a common one.
A rattling noise or vibrating sound could indicate that screws are loose. Check the outside unit if that’s where the noise is located. There are screws holding the panels together that may need to be tightened.
The coil fins on the outside unit can get dirty and cause it to become noisy. If they are bent, it can block air flow, which makes the unit work harder and may cause unusual noises. You’ll have to open up the unit to get to them to clean and straighten them. You should probably turn off the electricity to the unit beforehand. There is a special cleaner to use on the coils because you don’t want to damage them. If you don’t feel comfortable tinkering with the inside of the unit or the coils, you can call an HVAC technician to do it for you. Keep reading to learn more about Choice HVAC in the Triangle, and how we can help with all of your air conditioning needs.
Call Choice HVAC for the Best Air Conditioning Repair in Wake Forest NC
Is your AC making strange noises? Call Choice HVAC of Wake Forest to come check out your system. We’re the top choice for air conditioning repair in Wake Forest NC because of our dedication to customer service. We never have hidden fees, and always give you upfront pricing for our services, from AC maintenance to repair to installation of a whole new system. Call us today so you can enjoy the cool without all the noise.