Why is my AC Making Strange Noises?

Sometimes, your central air conditioner can make some rather strange noises. No, it doesn’t mean that something is necessarily crawling around in the vents, but rather a part of your air conditioner may need to be repaired, replaced, or adjusted. If you’re still uncertain as to what’s making the noise and can’t place your finger on it, here’s what it could be:

Need to Tighten or Replace a Part

Typically, when there’s a loose part in your unit, you might hear a rather loud clanking noise. Even if the part is still attached but somewhat loose, it will not only make that sound at a piercing decibel, but it can also interrupt other parts of your AC from working correctly.

If the problem isn’t repaired within a reasonable time, then that loose part can cause more internal damage, bringing down the compressor. And if you have a broken compressor, not only will your AC not produce cold air at all, but it will also create a much larger, expensive problem down the road (which is something no homeowner looks forward to).

Dirt Needs to be Cleaned Out

When was the last time that you had your air ducts cleaned? Better yet, when was the last time you checked on the hygiene of your outdoor unit? No matter what it may be, if dirt and debris build-up for quite some time, there’s a chance that they can also wreak havoc on your unit.

If you’re looking to keep your unit in pristine condition (and help it run efficiently), it would be best to have regular duct and unit cleanings, followed by replacing the filter every few months. This will keep your unit in the clear and will lessen the chance of it breaking down.

Does Your Air Conditioner Need Maintenance?

Look no further than Manchester’s Proactive Comfort. For expert service and repairs, give us a call at (603) 239-2346 to schedule your appointment. We also serve customers throughout Hooksett, Nashua, and Hillsborough County.

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