- Squealing or Screeching Sounds: Is your AC making a squealing or screeching sound? If so, the problem might be that your blower motor has a bad belt. Because a blower with a broken belt will no longer turn, homeowners should aim to repair these issues as soon as possible. Fortunately, Del-Air can perform this service quickly and inexpensively, restoring your AC to normal function.
- Banging or Rattling Noises: Are the rattles from the AC interrupting your TV time? Persistent air conditioner banging or rattling could indicate that a system component is coming loose or even that a motor is failing. Additionally, rattles can indicate issues with fans. In many cases with rattles, you will need to purchase a new part to fix the one that is defective. To prevent more serious problems, shut the system down and contact your AC technician ASAP.
- Clicking Sounds: Hearing the occasional click of your AC turning on or off is perfectly normal. However, persistent clicking noises from the control panel or outside compressor could suggest a defective relay. Additionally, clicking noises could result from a malfunctioning thermostat. To be safe, have a professional evaluate the system.
A malfunctioning AC system can sound like a ghost—between the screeching and banging, and clicking, you might think your home is haunted by a spirit rather than a broken AC unit. Still, odd AC sounds can be beneficial and might even indicate that it’s time to call your friendly Del-Air technicians for AC repair in Tampa. Below are some sounds homeowners often hear from their AC units and tips on what they could indicate: