When the heat outside prompts you to turn on your air conditioning unit, you expect your home to get cooler quickly. In fact, there are few sounds as pleasant as an AC unit kicking on and cold air flowing through the vents. At American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air, we know there are a few sounds no homeowner wants to hear coming from his or her unit. If you notice any of the following, you should immediately contact an air conditioning contractor.
1. Rattling, Buzzing or Ticking
Switching on the thermostat should produce little more than a hum. Hearing a sharp rattling, a deep buzzing or even a constant ticking could simply mean there is a loose screw. It could also indicate a bigger problem, depending on the source of the sound.
Outside: The sounds could be a symptom of a bent fan blade.
Inside: Bangs and clangs inside the home could indicate a blown motor.
Calling an AC repair specialist to investigate the problem is the most efficient way to find a resolution.
2. Early Shut-Down
Do you hear the unit turn off before your home has reached the desired temperature? Many times, this occurs when a thermostat is placed either in direct sunlight or too close to a register. An air conditioning contractor can relocate the thermostat or troubleshoot another explanation for the malfunction.
3. The Sound of Silence
Turn on the unit: nothing. Turn it off and turn it on again: still nothing. Perhaps the worst sound your unit can make is no sound at all. The deafening sound of silence can be a huge blow as you stand sweating in front of the thermostat. Fortunately, this is usually due to a blown fuse or a faulty thermostat. If checking the circuit breaker and adjusting the temperature do not produce results, contact our repair company right away.
An air conditioning contractor can get your AC unit running properly in practically no time. With 24/7 emergency repair available, our team at American Comfort’s One Hour Heating & Air can help you whenever you need it. Give us a call today at 847-296-3444 or contact us online to schedule service.