As we move further into the summer, you’re going to start using your air conditioner more and more often. That means that the strain on the system will increase, making it more likely for problems to present themselves. Time is of the essence when repairing air conditioning problems, so you want to make sure that you know when your system is having issues. One of the first signs of a problem with your air conditioner is strange noises coming from the system during operation. Let’s take a look at some of those noises now, and what they mean.
Your air conditioner uses a part called the air handler to move air throughout the house during operation. The air handler motor generates a lot of friction while it’s on, so it’s equipped with a series of oiled bearings to help it run more smoothly. As these bearings wear down, the friction on the air handler motor increases. This produces a loud grinding sound. If you hear this sound, call for repairs right away. If the bearings are not replaced in time, the air handler could overheat and burn out.
Short cycling is when your air conditioner turns itself on and off every few minutes. This drastically increases the amount of wear and tear on the system, as well as preventing it from operating properly. If the problem isn’t fixed, various parts of the system will start to fail and eventually the whole air conditioner will break down. This is possibly one of the most serious issues that can threaten your air conditioning system, so be sure to call for professional help as soon as you hear this happening.
Climate Masters offers comprehensive air conditioner repair services throughout Palm Coast, FL. Call today to schedule an appointment with one of our professional technicians.