5 Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner is Loud

A loud air conditioner isn’t only annoying, it could be a warning sign that something else is wrong with your system. Temperatures are already hot, so don’t wait until summer is officially here to address your noisy system. If you’re experiencing any of the following issues with a loud air conditioner, it’s time to call MTB. Whether it’s a repair or a complete maintenance check, our professionals will help get your system ready for the dog days (and nights) ahead.

Here are 5 potential reasons why your air conditioner is loud:

  1. Loud fans — It’s easy for debris to get trapped in the fan on top of your air conditioner and clog it up. Debris can cause rattling and humming, but it can also cause your unit to not function properly.

  2. Clogged coils — Another part of your AC system that can get clogged is your coils. They filter dirt and pollution, but can cause your whole system to shut off if they get clogged.

  3. Mumbling motors — Weird noises shouldn’t be ignored. They could be happening because your air conditioner’s motor’s parts need to be lubricated. Over time, the lubrication wears down, so it’s important to have a regular maintenance plan to ensure your air conditioner is in tip-top shape.

  4. Loose screws — If you notice a loud rattling noise, it could be because your screws or nuts are loose. Your air conditioner is a strong machine that uses a lot of force, so it can loosen the screws over time. Don’t worry, this isn’t usually cause for concern, but call an MTB professional to check it out to make sure.

  5. Constant turn-off — If your unit is constantly turning on and off, it’s time to get it checked out. This could be a sign that your compressor or motor are failing. This is more common in older units and a major sign that it could be time to replace your AC unit. MTB can assess and give you a quote on a repair or replacement.

Call MTB at (704) 321-9250 to make sure your air conditioner is in the best condition to keep your family and your entire home cool this summer.

 

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