If you’ve lived in your Dona Ana, NM, home for any amount of time, you’re probably accustomed to the pops, creaks and other noises that it makes. However, if you notice noises coming from your air conditioner, they may be your system’s way of asking for help. Understanding what some of the most common AC noises mean can help you understand what’s wrong with your system.

1. Squealing or Whistling Sounds From AC

When your air conditioner is in working order, it should run in near silence. A high-pitched whistling or squealing sound almost always means that there’s something wrong with your compressor. Compressors have censors that tell the air conditioner to shut off once the pressure reaches a certain point, but a faulty compressor may not be able to relay that message to the system.

2. Hissing Noises

If you notice your air conditioner making a hissing noise, it’s not a snake inside the system. Instead, you probably have a refrigerant leak. You should have refrigerant leaks repaired quickly because refrigerant can be dangerous to you and your family.

Refrigerant leaks can also be dangerous for your system. When your AC doesn’t have enough refrigerant, the system will try to overcompensate, which puts stress on other components.

3. Buzzing or Popping Noises

Finally, buzzing or popping noises can indicate a variety of problems. In many cases, buzzing stems from a broken piece inside your air conditioner vibrating against another metal component. However, persistent buzzing and popping noises can also indicate an electrical problem within your air conditioner.

If you notice any strange noises coming from your air conditioner, don’t hesitate to reach out to us. Call Sun City Plumbing and Heating for all of your AC repair needs and find out about the rest of our heating, cooling and plumbing services.

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