The Minnesota seasons can be TOUGH and our home systems get quite a bit of use throughout the year to maintain our comfort. It’s important to tune in, and tune-up your systems to remain comfortable all year long. Find out below what signs you should pay attention to.
If you begin to hear rattling coming from your A/C system, it is most likely not a rattlesnake and is an indicator that something is effecting your A/C system. This could be caused by a variety of things!
- Damaged motor
- Doors or panels are loose
First things first, see if you can easily determine the cause of the rattling. However, more times than not it will require a visit from a technician.
Familiar with the sound of nails on a chalkboard? Or When you slam too hard on your brakes? If you begin to hear a similar screeching sound coming from your air conditioning unit some of the moving parts may be wearing out or about to break.
- Damaged motor bearings
- The belt needs to be replaced
Failing to repair or replace either of these parts can lead to your system shutting down. Routine maintenance is crucial to catching these issues before they occur
If you begin to notice a high-pitched screaming or whistling sound it is cause for concern. If the sound is coming from your compressor, you must act fast, and begin by turning the power off to your unit.
- Compressor complications
- High refrigerant pressure
Regardless of the underlying issue, this is one sound that signifies your air conditioner is trying to tell you something. Scheduling an appointment with an MSP technician will ensure the issue is taken care of and you and your family are back to comfort.
A consistent buzzing from your outdoor unit could be due to various factors.
- Frozen unit
- Refrigerant leak
- Malfunctioning condenser fan
A simple home remedy for these solutions is to attempt turning your system off for several hours. However, the buzzing could also be due to an electrical problem which will require a repair company to come out to evaluate and diagnose the cause.
If you begin to or have already noticed any of these noises, your A/C system is trying to tell you something! Not only will preventative maintenance detect potential problems, but it will keep your system running efficiently every day. Our MSP is here to make sure you don’t have to TOUGH out the summer heat because of a system breakdown. Give us a call at (651) 228-9200 to make sure your A/C system is in tip-top shape!