Your home’s air conditioner may make some noise while it’s running, and if you’ve had your air conditioner for a while you most likely don’t even notice because you’re used to it. If suddenly you notice a buzzing or rattling sound that you’ve never heard before it could be time to get an expert in to have a look. Some of the common causes of a buzzing AC include:
The outdoor AC unit is powered by high voltage electricity with many electrical components. If you’re hearing peculiar sounds emanating from inside the unit or around the condenser fan, there may be electrical issues within the unit. This would be a good time to call for service.
Broken Condenser Fan
Your condenser is a large fan that runs in the outside unit of your air conditioner and pushes air outward. If your condenser fan is broken, malfunctioning, or not working altogether, you’ll most likely hear a buzz coming from the outdoor unit. Again, this should warrant a call for service.
One of the most common causes of a buzzing AC is the presence of loose parts. Through the years during general wear and tear, certain parts of your air conditioner may become loose, causing a rattling or buzzing sound. This can be easily repaired by a technician and even easier prevented with annual maintenance.
Preventing A Buzzing AC
There are several potential causes of a buzzing air conditioner because this is a common issue with residential systems. The best way to prevent air conditioner buzzing from occurring in the first place is to invest in annual preventative maintenance for your system. Annual maintenance allows expert technicians from Delta to clean, tighten, and inspect the components of your air conditioner to ensure it won’t begin to buzz anytime soon.
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