What’s the Buzz? What to do About a Buzzing AC Unit

When the temperatures soar and those sweltering days become almost unbearable, there is nothing more anxiety-inducing than a strange noise coming from the one thing keeping you from melting – your air conditioning unit. As newer air conditioning units tend to be fairly quiet, any louder-than-normal sound can indicate trouble brewing. A buzzing sound coming from your AC unit can mean a variety of things, but one thing is for sure, ignoring any abnormal sound should not be an option – you don’t want what could be a minor issue to turn into a major problem when the temperatures are rising!

What's the Buzz? What to do About a Buzzing AC Unit

Here are a few possibilities that could be the cause of that buzzing sound:

  • Loose parts
  • AC freezing up due to refrigerant leaks
  • Dirt and debris in or around the unit
  • Air filter needs changing
  • Condenser coil needs changing
  • Parts going bad from age-related wear and tear
  • Other electrical issues
  • Mechanical Issues

First things first, if you hear any strange sound coming from your air conditioning unit, turn it off right away – continuing to run a damaged AC unit can pose a safety risk, as well as lead to further damage to the unit that can be both dangerous and expensive. While some issues may be an easy fix, contacting an HVAC professional to diagnose and repair whatever is causing the unit to malfunction is the best way to ensure that the problem is taken care of quickly and correctly and nothing is missed. Consistent checks and maintenance can potentially stave off future issues, so be sure to keep up with air filter changes, keeping the unit clean, and yearly scheduled professional maintenance.

Our HVAC professionals are here to help! For questions and more information about your air conditioning and heating service needs, contact Wayne Price Heating and Air Conditioning today.

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