When an air conditioner is running, you will hear the whir of the blower fans and the motors that operates the compressor. From time to time, you will also hear the sound of dripping moisture, which is the condensation along the indoor evaporator coil dropping down in the condensate pan.
If your current air conditioner is turning into something of a noise problem for your household, you have a number of options to consider. It’s best to call on AC professionals to help you with this so that you make the right choice.
Repairing the air conditioner
One of the first things to think about when an air conditioner is a noise nuisance is whether the sound is coming from a malfunction or excess wear. If your air conditioner has only recently started to make too much noise when it is running, this is likely because of a malfunction. Worn down motors can start creating grinding and screeching sounds, and unless you have repairs done, the motors are likely to burn out. Loose parts will create rattling sounds. Call for a repair technician to look over the system and determine if repairs will fix it. In cases of an AC that is over 15 years old, replacing it is usually a better option; excess noise usually indicates that the system is simply too aged to work effectively any more.
Replacing the air conditioner with a quieter unit
If you air conditioner has always been somewhat loud, then perhaps you should have a special quiet air conditioning unit installed instead. Find an air conditioning installer who offers quiet operation air conditioners. These ACs come with special fan blade and grill construction that reduces airflow resistance, lowering the amount of noise they make. Some units also reduce the noise from refrigerant thanks to innovate heat-exchange processes. The installer will help you find the right quiet air conditioner to match your home’s needs.
JW Heating & Air provides quality air conditioning repair, and also installs quiet operation air conditioning systems. Call us today for service in Pasadena, CA and throughout Los Angeles, the San Fernando Valley, and the San Gabriel Valley.