Why Is My Air Conditioner Making Strange Noises?

Dealing without an air conditioner during a South Jersey summer is nearly impossible. We deal with some real heat, and having dependable comfort is more of a necessity than a convenience! Knowing this, it’s pretty understandable that when your system starts popping and clunking for no apparent reason, you’re going to feel some stress.

McAllister Service Company has been providing dependable air conditioning repair service to New Jersey for years. The last thing we want is for you to feel stressed and overwhelmed when you experience issues with your HVAC system!

Need superior air conditioner repair services for your South Jersey home? Contact the experts at McAllister today! You can catch us any time on the web, or give us a call at 609-927-4122.

Common AC Sounds & What They Might Mean

Normally we would say that your system is pretty communicative when something goes awry. But that goes doubly so when it’s literally making sounds! Luckily for you, many of the sounds your system might make mean something specific, which means our diagnosis and air conditioner repairs will be quick and effective!

Keep an ear out for these common sounds:

  • Rattle and clank. A very audible clank or bang coming from your system can be pretty startling. And unfortunately, it can be fairly dangerous for your system as well! These sounds most often indicate an issue with loose or damaged components that are slapping against other parts of your cooling system. Left alone, that loose part could do some serious mayhem. If you hear these sounds, it’s best to shut your system down completely and call on a professional right away!
  • Squeals. A squeal or screech is almost always a problem with the belt or bearing in your blower motor. This could indicate a worn out bearing or belt, or it could possibly as simple as a lack of proper lubricant. Get this problem looked into soon, because a damaged belt will snap, and that can leave you at the mercy of a South Jersey summer in a hurry!
  • Clicking and ticking. You usually hear this sound when your system kicks on or off. But if the sound continues, or is persistent after the system has cycled off, you likely have an issue with the electrical components or relays in your air conditioner.
  • Whaps or thwomps. Odd sounds, but it can be hard to describe! This would be something similar to the rattling you hear from a loose component, but somewhat muted. Think about the sound a pencil stuck in a box fan would sound like. This is often much like that, as the sound is commonly attributed to debris caught in the outdoor unit’s fan.

If your air conditioner is making any of the noises listed above, contact a professional right away!

High Quality Air Conditioner Repair in Somers Point

Having trouble with a talkative air conditioning system? Don’t panic! Our certified HVAC specialists can bring you the efficient, effective repair you need. With McAllister, you can rest assured that you’re getting the highest quality service and solutions in New Jersey, guaranteed!

Contact us today to learn more about our air conditioner repair, or to set your appointment!