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Should I Be Concerned about a Noisy Operation from My Air Conditioning System?

Great as it may be to have an air conditioning system capable of operating completely silently, this really just is not the reality of the situation. Your air conditioner is going to make some amount of noise as it works away to cool your home during the hottest time of the year. Have you ever wondered, though, just how much noise is too much noise?

As a general rule, schedule prompt air conditioning services whenever you notice that there is something unusual going on with your system. If your air conditioner is making loud or unfamiliar sounds while operating, we recommend that you contact us to schedule AC services in Washington, D.C. immediately. That way, we can resolve any existing or developing problems before serious damage is done to your system.

Hissing emanating from your air conditioner as you walk past the outdoor unit may send you running for fear of snakes. In actuality, though, it is possible that you have a refrigerant leak, and this is a serious problem. The refrigerant in your air conditioning system facilitates the cooling of the air in your home, as it functions as the heat transfer fluid. In the evaporator coil, the refrigerant is evaporated. It absorbs heat in the process, goes to the condenser outside, and sheds its heat before starting the cycle over.

Banging is a pretty obvious sign of trouble with any mechanical system. It is possible that your ductwork is expanding and contracting due to fluctuations in temperature. However, if the banging continues once the system has been up and running, it is likely a loose component, or even the result of a bent fan blade. Whatever the situation may be, we’ll resolve the problem so that your AC doesn’t suffer undue damages.

Clicking is another sign of trouble and one that, though subtle, must not be ignored. If your air conditioner is clicking as it runs, you may have an electrical problem on your hands. It could be a relay, or even a failing capacitor. Don’t wait to find out the hard way that your system is at the mercy of faulty electrical components or wiring.

Schedule any necessary air conditioning repairs with Polar Bear Air Conditioning & Heating Inc.

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