Why Is Your Ac Making That Strange Noise?


A malfunctioning AC system can sound like a ghost—between the screeching, 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:

  • 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.

Don’t Suffer Strange AC Noises in Silence

You don’t have to put up with annoying AC squeals and screeches. If you hear noises coming from your air conditioning unit that you do not think are normal, contact Del-Air Heating and Air Conditioning today for AC repair in Tampa. With 300 trucks fully stocked and ready, we can be at your door within minutes of your call. Contact us today for more information at 888-831-2665, or schedule your AC repair online. We look forward to serving you.

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