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Tips To Quiet Your Noisy Air Conditioner

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During the summer, you need an air conditioner to keep up with the demands of keeping you and your home cool and comfortable. If you’ve noticed your air conditioner is a bit noisy, Frasier’s is here to explain why your AC may be making noises and how to fix it.

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Why Is My AC Making Noises?

If you’ve noticed loud and disruptive noises from your air conditioner, this is often an indicator that your unit has issues and may need professional repairs.

Everyday noises and what they mean include:

  • Banging: Banging noises often mean an issue with the compressor. As your AC gets older, it’s common for parts to become loose inside the compressor, creating rattling and banging noises if the loose components hit the exterior framing.
  • Screeching: Screeching noises indicate an issue with the fan’s motor. Various motor issues can cause screeching and shrieking noises from your AC unit. An impaired fan belt could also cause these noises.
  • Humming: Loud humming noises can be caused by a defective contactor relay switch. Electrical issues within your unit are severe, so you should immediately call an HVAC professional.
  • Rattling: Rattling noises can be caused by debris, such as sticks, dirt, or leaves in your outdoor condenser unit. These noises can also be caused by a damaged electrical contractor in your AC system. It’s essential to call a professional immediately to fix the issue as soon as possible to prevent further damage.

Your Guide For Fixing AC Issues

When it comes to AC issues, it’s always best to call a professional to investigate, but there are some actions you can take to reduce noise coming from your unit.

Ways to quiet your AC include:

  • Use a sound barrier: Placing sound barriers around the unit, such as a blanket, helps to muffle noise. Strange loud noises, however, should be looked at by a professional.
  • Schedule professional repairs: Your AC often makes strange loud noises because something needs to be repaired. DIY projects might be popular, but any HVAC work is better left to the professionals.
  • Schedule routine maintenance: Routine maintenance is one of the best ways to care for any HVAC unit. Regular maintenance allows our AC experts to tune-up components and fix minor issues before they spiral into costly repairs.
  • Invest in a new AC: If your AC is loud or having issues running efficiently, it’s probably time to invest in a new unit. The quietest air conditioners are often the newest ones.

Schedule AC Repair With The Frasier’s Team

Since 1918, Frasier’s has been proud to serve Northern Wisconsin with the highest quality plumbing, heating, cooling, and electrical services.

At Frasier’s, we offer comprehensive AC services, including installation/replacement, repair, and maintenance. If your AC is making loud noises, our team will come and inspect your unit, identify the issue, and fix it immediately, with 100% satisfaction guaranteed.

If you have a noisy air conditioner or your AC needs repairs, contact us or call (715) 804-0947.

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