Are the Noises My Air Conditioner Makes Normal?

There is nothing better than a cool, air conditioned house during the summer. However, even that perfect little indoor paradise can quickly take a turn for the worst when your air conditioning unit starts making unfamiliar noises, causing you to panic about what may or may not be going wrong. 

While most homeowners tend to forget about their air conditioners until the system starts to make startling sounds, it’s important to be able to recognize and pinpoint problems before they arise and cause chaos in the middle of an unbearably hot 112 degree Kansas City day.

But how do you know if the odd noises your AC is making are normal, or if you should seek professional help?

One of the most common noises air conditioners make is a clicking sound. This can be heard when a system is turning on or off, and is especially noticeable in quiet homes. While many feel the need to panic at this switching sound, this noise is completely normal, and has no cause for alarm.

However, if your air conditioner is buzzing, banging, rattling, or screeching, chances are something is wrong. These noises, whether happening during the peak of the cool down process or during the time your system is turning on and off, are a signal that your entire unit is either going bad, or has malfunctioning pieces. When these sounds start up, it is best to call a technician as soon as possible.

While it can be tempting to self-diagnose your air conditioner’s noises, the best way to determine whether or not they are an issue is to call Overland Park Heating and Cooling. Our experts will assess your unit, and find effective solutions in a fast, budget-friendly manner so that you can get back to enjoying your summer worry-free.

To learn more about the proper function and noises of your air conditioner or to have a technician take a look at your unit, visit Overland Park Heating and Cooling today.