The only thing you want to hear from your AC unit is the quiet click as it comes on and the quiet hum as it cools down your home. Any other noise that comes from your air conditioner is suspect and should be treated accordingly. While all sound is subjective, there are some sounds that are universally recognizable. If you notice any of these coming from your Ac, you may want to call a professional, such as Gainesville Mechanical in Northern Georgia.
Your compressor is a vital part of the AC. When it gets under too much pressure though, it can become dangerous. If you hear a squealing sound coming from your AC, shut it down and call a professional. Most AC units have automatic shutdowns if the compressor starts feeling the pressure, but sometimes, these fails.
Your refrigerant is classified as a toxic material. If it leaks, it could produce a hissing or whistling noise. While there’s little chance that you’ll be harmed by the escaping refrigerant, your AC will not be doing its job. You’ll need a professional to deal with the problem.
If you hear a buzzing sound, or worse, a sparking sound, you could have an electrical problem. Electricity is dangerous, so you shouldn’t be shocked that you need to call in a professional to deal with it.
Rattling, banging, or clanking may indicate something is loose. They may also be a sign that the fan is off balance or there’s a problem with the compressor.
If you hear more than one clicks on start up. You could have a problem. If the AC clicks and doesn’t start, you definitely need a professional’s help.
At Gainesville Mechanical, we understand that your air conditioning is an important part of your comfort, and it changes how you feel about the house. When it runs well, you feel good and keep your cool. When it goes on the fritz, things can get heated. Fortunately, we provide the best HVAC service available for your AC. Call us 770-532-9130 and schedule an appointment today. We’ll arrive on time do a maintenance check and provide you with an estimate for the job that needs to be done. You could wait until you hear a funny sound, or you can have us do the regular maintenance that every AC needs.