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Air Conditioner Noises to Be Aware Of

As you start to use your air conditioner more and more often this summer, you may begin to notice it making unusual noises. This is one of the first indications that your system is in some kind of trouble, and it shouldn’t be ignored. Any time your system is doing something strange, you should call for repairs right away. Let’s take a look at some of the more common sounds that indicate a problem.

Grinding

The air conditioner uses an air handler to circulate air throughout the house it’s conditioning. The air handler is a fairly simple part, composed of a motor and a fan. Moving large quantities of air generates a lot of friction on the system, so to compensate it is outfitted with lubricated bearings that keep it running smoothly. These bearings will wear down over the lifespan of the system, producing a loud grinding sound. If you hear this sound coming from your air conditioner, you should call for repairs right away. Otherwise, the friction on the system will increase until it burns itself out.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is a behavior in which your air conditioner turns itself on and off every few minutes. This could be caused by an issue with your thermostat malfunctioning and sending conflicting signals to the air conditioner. It could also be caused by a damaged compressor. The compressor is the part of the air conditioner responsible for circulating refrigerant through the system, keeping everything in rhythm in the process. A damaged compressor will operate inconsistently, throwing off the rhythm of the system and causing it to short cycle. Short cycling causes a massive increase in wear on the system, making breakdowns more frequent.

Speedy Air Conditioning Service offers a full range of air conditioner repair services throughout Palm City, FL. Call us today for more information.

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