Why is My AC So Loud?

Jun 22, 2022 | Uncategorized

We’re all familiar with the sound of an AC cranking on and off and recognize that the loud grumble comes with cooler homes throughout the hot summer months. However, with the high-efficiency units that are available these days and the new advancements in HVAC, we shouldn’t expect to notice much when it comes to AC noises. These are reasons why you may be experiencing a noisy AC.

Installation Problems

One issue that could be causing the loud noises is the way your AC was installed. If you’re in a new construction home, the professionals working on it should have installed your unit in an appropriate location that would minimize the disturbance to your house. They also would’ve ensured the proper size equipment was used to move the air around, making sure air ducts aren’t too small.

Equipment Problems

In most cases, installation will not be the cause of your noisy AC. It is more likely that your unit is experiencing some problems with the equipment and need certain parts to be repaired or replaced. For example, professionals often install isolation padding that can help absorb any of the motion noise caused by the unit. This padding can wear down over time which will lead to louder sounds coming from your AC. An easy fix is to get these pads inspected and replaced regularly.

In addition, you may also need to adjust refrigerant lines, replace motors, or tighten parts. These minor problems can occur at any time which is why it is a good idea to get your unit regularly checked by a professional. This can help you catch any problems early on and keep you from having surprise expenses that put a dent in your wallet.

Unusual AC Noises

Unusual AC noises can show up from time to time. The important thing is not to ignore them but to call someone to come take a look at your AC as soon as possible. Not all AC sounds mean there is a major problem, but it is always a good idea to get it checked out.

Different sounds can signal different problems. Clanking can mean that some part of the unit has come loose and are hitting other internal areas of the air conditioner. Clicking noises could mean that your thermostat is functioning the way it should or that your unit is having electrical issues. Other noises to be aware of include screeching, banging, buzzing, or rattling. If it sounds off, your best bet is to get it checked out.

Take advantage of our free estimates to gain a clear understanding of the work we’ll do for you and your HVAC. We’re dedicated to getting your AC repaired so you can go back to enjoying the comforts of your home.  Contact us or call today at (770) 975-1927 to learn more or schedule an appointment. We are the leaders in HVAC repair and replacement and service Acworth, Marietta, Cartersville, Georgia and more.