Why Is My AC So Loud? Commons Issues & Solutions
An air conditioning unit is designed to provide comfort by cooling and circulating air, but when it starts making loud and unusual noises, it becomes a source of frustration and discomfort. Several factors can contribute to a loud AC unit, including the age of the system, the quality of the installation or various mechanical issues.
One common cause of a loud AC unit is a dirty air filter. When an air filter becomes clogged with dust and debris, it restricts the airflow, which can cause the unit to work harder and produce usual noises. Regularly replacing or cleaning the air filter can help reduce the noise level of the unit.
Another common cause of a loud AC unit is a malfunctioning fan. A fan that is misaligned, worn out or damaged can produce a loud humming or rattling noise. In some cases, simply tightening the fan blades or lubricating the motor can solve the problem. However, if the fan is severely damaged, it may need to be replaced.
Loose or damaged parts can also cause a loud AC unit. For example, a loose blower motor or loose ductwork can cause a banging or rattling noise. Tightening or replacing these parts can often reduce the noise level. Fetch-a-Tech Plumbing, Heating & Air is able to complete any AC repair you may need.
Finally, a compressor that is working too hard or malfunctioning can produce a loud noise. If the compressor is the problem, it may need to be repaired or replaced. However, before replacing the compressor, it is important to make sure that the noise is not being caused by another issue.
In addition to these common issues, poor installation or maintenance can also contribute to a loud AC unit. If the unit was not installed correctly or is not being properly maintained, it may be producing more noise than necessary. If you suspect your AC installation is sub-par, contact Fetch-a-Tech Plumbing, Heating & Air for a comprehensive inspection to discern the specific issues with your AC. Fetch-a-Tech is also able to complete regular annual AC maintenance to help prevent and identify any potential issues.
Don’t put up with an overly noisy AC system. Schedule an appointment today with Fetch-a-Tech Plumbing, Heating & Air. Fetch-a-Tech employs trained professionals who can complete any AC repairs or an AC installation quickly and efficiently.