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Summer may not have officially arrived in Odessa and Midland yet, but summer temperatures certainly have. It’s likely you’ve already had a few days where you’ve blasted the air conditioner just to keep cool. Even when the A/C is doing its job of keeping you comfortable, it may not be running as smoothly as possible. In this post, we’ll discuss some of the causes of a loud air conditioner and what you can do about it!

INTERPRET EACH NOISE

If your A/C is making a high-pitched screeching sound, you likely have a problem with the bearings on your fan motor. This can be especially evident right when your unit turns on. Depending on the severity, it may be a good idea to turn the system off until a trained HVAC technician can take a look at it. An expert from The Darville Company can replace the fan motor which should eliminate the noise and increase your unit’s efficiency.

A loud banging sound when you fire up your A/C may mean that debris of some kind has made its way into your system and is now trapped in your unit. It’s also possible that the fan is out of place and hitting the interior of the unit. Either way, if you’re consistently hearing loud banging, turn the system off and call a professional right away!

Maybe there’s no screeching or banging, but instead, you hear a loud buzzing noise. If the noise seems louder near the air handler, or even near the outside unit, it’s likely an electrical problem. It could involve the motor, wiring, capacitor, or compressor, so it’s best to call an HVAC pro and let them take a look. Finding the source yourself can be like looking for a needle in a haystack.

A clicking sound can be just as annoying as the sounds above and could be caused by a variety of issues. It may be something as simple as debris caught in the blower fan but could be an electrical issue as well. If the clicking is especially loud when the unit kicks on, it could be an electrical problem, possibly involving the thermostat.

THE HIGHER STANDARD

Problems with your HVAC unit are not the best time to flex your DIY skills. It’s important that a professional evaluate your system and efficiently make the necessary repairs to keep you comfortable. The Darville Company has technicians that are certified in HVAC maintenance. We can fix all the issues above, as well as clean and lubricate the motor. If you’re experiencing any of these noises, make an appointment online, or call us today at (432) 580-9675. The Darville Company is the Higher Standard.

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