What’s The Noise? Sounds That Could Indicate It’s Time for AC Repair

Here in Jacksonville, FL, air conditioning repair is almost as important as auto repair. You need your AC unit to function during the heat of the summer, and summers don’t get any hotter than they do in Florida. The minute you spot signs of a malfunction, you should turn off the unit and call a qualified repair technician. Noises are a good sign that something is wrong, and generally speaking, any noise that you don’t recognize as part of the normal operation of your system should be a cause for concern. But more specifically, you can determine a bit about the nature of the problem just by listening to the odd sound. What’s the noise? Here’s a list of some sounds that could indicate it’s time for AC repair.

  • Rattling or clanking – These kinds of sounds likely indicate a problem with the blower motor or compressor motor, which are among the most important components in the system.
  • Buzzing – A humming or buzzing noise typically comes from electronic components in distress: from bad connections, frayed wiring or the like. Occasionally, a humming sound can come from vibrating ductwork near the spot of a breach or tear in the ducts.
  • Grinding noises – Grinding noises usually arise when two components are rubbing against each other and creating a lot of friction. This usually involves a fan with bent blades or a misaligned position. Sometimes, it can come from twigs and other debris caught in the system.
  • Clicking – A clicking sound usually comes from the relays when the system starts up. It’s not normally a problem, but if the clicking sound persists, you may have a problem with your thermostat.
  • Hissing – Hissing noises usually indicate a breach in the line, most likely a refrigerant leak.

What you know what the noise is and hear sounds that could indicate it’s time for AC repair, call the experts at J & W Heating & Air for help. We’re based in Jacksonville, FL and air conditioning repair is one of the central focuses of our business. We know how important it is to correct a problem quickly and efficiently in a city as hot as ours. Give us a call today to set up an appointment!

For professional air conditioning service in Jacksonville, FL, look no further than J & W Heating & Air for quality AC installation, repair, maintenance, and replacement.

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Stacy Russell
Stacy Russell
15:10 02 Jun 20
I will be recommending J&W to my friends and family. They were very professional and on time. Did a very well job in... a quality manner. Dustin, Mark, and Robert. Worked very well together and was in and out with no cleanup for me to do. Thanks so much for getting my home back to a cool environment.read more
Phillip Wallace
Phillip Wallace
13:46 27 May 20
Just had an entirely new, full HVAC install done at our old house in Riverside, which was a fairly big job. Brian and... Will did the installation, and were awesome. There was going to be issues leveling the air handler in the attic, so they moved it to a new spot and hung it instead, getting new parts/changing the plan on the fly. We're much happier with this new setup and location of the air handler. I really appreciated this, their professionalism/thoroughness, and flexibility. Brian and Will worked super-hard, and double-checked everything once the job was done. Would use this company again.read more
Louis Kincheloe
Louis Kincheloe
21:18 01 May 20
Two installers here early this morning. Worked all day. Very professional, extremely well mannered and quick to answer... all my questions. They are Dustin and Robert. Both men went above just installing my new unit, they were personable and knowledgeable in what they were doing. I was surprised when I found out these two hadn't been working that long together. They worked extremely well together. I highly recommend this two men.read more
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
Shirley Davis-So Brooks
18:10 01 Jun 18
Very pleased with installation of York A/C Heating unit. Jason Bottoms and Jason Flatearth were professional, ... arrived on time and completed the job in a timely manner. The unit looks great. They upgraded and repaired everything that needed it. Great Job.read more
James Ponciano
James Ponciano
22:46 03 May 18
A snake crawled into my outdoor condenser and stopped my 16 year old Trane last week on Thursday. The power surge took... out my blower unit circuit board and the motor. I called J&W and Rob was over within two hours of my call. I was spec'd a new York 17 seer system and it was up and running on Monday. Technicians Jason and Brian arrived promptly and every facet of the installation was thorough. When completed, I would not of even known they were there except they left my garage cleaner! Thanks J&W!read more
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