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What to Do if You Hear Odd Noises from Your Air Conditioner

Air conditioners make all sorts of noises during operation. If you’ve had your air conditioner for any length of time, you’re probably familiar with the kinds of noises that your air conditioner is supposed to make. What happens if your air conditioning system suddenly starts to make unusual noises, though? Read on to find out.

Turn Off Your System

Unusual noises are one of the most obvious symptoms that your air conditioner is in trouble of some kind. How much trouble will need to be determined by a professional. Until you can get a professional to look at your system, it’s best to turn it off. That way, you don’t have to worry about any further damage to your air conditioner while you’re waiting to get it repaired.

Take Note of the Noise

What kind of noise your air conditioner is making is an indication of what kind of problem it’s experiencing. While you can’t do anything about the problem yourself, whatever it is, taking note of the specific noise can help your HVAC technician find the problem more quickly. If you hear a grinding sound coming from your air conditioner, it means that the bearings in your air handler are wearing down. If your air conditioner is turning on and off every few minutes, it means that it’s short cycling. Short cycling increases the chances of a breakdown, and shortens the lifespan of the system. Gurgling or hissing could mean that there is a leak in your refrigerant line. These are just a few possibilities.

Call for Repairs!

The longer an air conditioner problem is allowed to continue, the worse it will get. Be sure to call for repairs right away, in order to save your system from as much damage as possible.

If you need air conditioner repairs, call Roadrunner Air Conditioning, Heating & Refrigeration. We serve all of Los Alamos, NM.

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