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An Audible Guide To Air Conditioning Problems & Repairs

by Amy Henry

For many people, there is a specific soundtrack to summer that comes each year. The sounds of lawn mowers, sizzling grills, and air conditioners churning out cool air through a home are just a few of these sounds. When listening to an air conditioner, it's often easy to notice sounds that you're not used to hearing. By recognizing these sounds early on, you can determine if there is a problem with your air conditioner and find a variety of ways to help fix it. Use the following guide to help track four different air conditioner noises and potential problems that may have occurred. Understanding these noises will help you explain the problem to an air conditioning repair specialist and help get it fixed as soon as possible.

Squealing & Clanging

Each time you start your air conditioner, it may sound like a small animal in injured just outside your home. This unappealing squealing sound may last for just a few seconds or expand for several minutes as you try to cool your home. If this is the case, then you may be having an issue with the starter motor of your unit. As the unit tries to start, the rotating fans may squeal and clang as they attempt to spin. Any types of obstacles preventing this spinning can create a number of problems for your air conditioner. If you hear this squealing, you should shut off the air conditioner and contact a professional for an inspection. Continuing to run the air conditioner in this condition can result in further damage and problems for the main components. It's also a waste of electricity for your home.


During some cases, you may hear a loud buzzing that extends through the ventilation and piping system of your air conditioning unit. If this is the case, then you may have a problem with the refrigeration of your unit. Gaseous refrigeration may have formed into a liquid substance that is causing problems through the ventilation system. A professional can perform a complete flush of your unit and replace the refrigeration with the proper form that is used for your unit. This will help the unit operate quietly and more efficiently throughout the summer.

Gurgling Noises

As an air conditioner drains extra condensation, it's normal to hear slight gurgling or running water. If these sounds are happening on a continuous basis, then you may have a drainage pipe issue with your unit. The drain pipes may have a clog or some type of debris that is blocking the water. The unit itself may also be producing excess water that is wasting energy and causing issues with air conditioner performance. During an inspection of your unit, professionals can use pinhole video cameras to inspect the drainage pipes and see exactly where the problem has occurred. By doing this, the gurgling noises can be reduced, helping your air conditioner run more smoothly. Drainage pipes may also be covered with insulation to help reduce the noise that is heard inside of your home.


One of the main ways that power is drawn to the fans of your air conditioner is with an AC capacitor. This is a small cylinder device that sits on your unit. When this device is failing, you may hear a hissing or buzzing sound coming from your unit. If the capacitor is not working, it will likely appear swollen or misshapen. The failure of this part will result in poor air conditioner performance, and it likely needs to be replaced by an air conditioning contractor. Once replaced, the hissing noise will go away and your air conditioner can operate fully without any additional problems.

When dealing with a problem, it's a good idea to make short videos of the noises. This can help repair specialists examine the video and determine potential problems before they even arrive.