Speaking Your AC's Language: What The Sounds You Hear May Be Trying To Tell You


While your home's air conditioning system may not be able to come straight out and tell you that it is in need of repair, your cooling system can alert you to the need for repairs if you learn how to speak its language. In many cases, air conditioning systems will make rather specific sounds to help alert you to what is going on inside of the system. Learning to listen for and interpret these sounds will allow you to react quickly when the time comes to call in a professional AC repair contractor. 

Is Your Air Conditioner Hissing At You?

If your air conditioner is sounding a bit like an unfriendly cat, this hissing sound can be a sign of a refrigerant leak. In some cases, individuals will also describe this sound as a constant whistling sound.

When dealing with this issue, it is important to remember that the refrigerant that is used inside your air conditioner is actually quite dangerous for you to come into direct contact with. Therefore, even if you see the source of the leak or a puddle of coolant that has formed around the base of your air conditioner, you should never attempt to deal with the leak on your own. Instead, you should always leave this job to the professionals who have the necessary training and equipment to make the necessary repairs and dispose of any spilled chemicals in a safe manner. 

Is Your Air Conditioner Rattling At You?

When determining the cause of the rattling noise you hear, the age of your air conditioner will often play an important role. This is because as time goes on, the normal wear and tear that is placed on your air conditioner will often result in parts becoming looser than they once were. As parts begin to loosen, you will often start to hear rattling sounds. This is a normal part of the aging process for your cooling system, but learning to listen to these sounds can give you a heads up that the time to replace the system is coming up sooner than later. 

If your air conditioner is still fairly early on in its life expectancy, this rattling will often point to a stick or other piece of debris that has found its way into the outdoor condenser unit. In this situation, an AC repair contractor will be able to get your air conditioning system running whisper-quiet again in no time at all.

For more information, contact a company like Edelman Inc


2 June 2021

preparing your furnace for winter

I know it can be difficult to make yourself think about getting your furnace running when the skies are sunny and the temperatures are hovering around 90, but it is the best time for you to think about your heating system. Getting ahead of the winter preparation game will help to save on the cost of the repairs because the need for furnace maintenance is usually at a low during the fall season. This blog will show you what you can do to prepare your furnace for winter and when you should hire a professional HVAC technician to take care of it for you.