Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner is So Loud

July 26th, 2019
Reasons Why Your Air Conditioner is So Loud

During the summer, heat waves are more common than in any other time of year. That means your building’s air conditioner is running on overdrive.

The phrase “adverse working conditions” doesn’t always refer to the state of the company culture. Loud noises make it difficult to concentrate on getting any work done. This can be just as detrimental to your workflow as being too cold or too hot. During the summer, heat waves are more common than in any other time of year. That means your building’s air conditioner is running on overdrive. Why else could it be so loud? 

Typical Causes of Excessive Noise 

Before moving on, let’s look at some of the reasons why your building’s air conditioner could be so noisy in the first place. The ducts could be damaged somehow, or they were installed incorrectly. When the tubes are misdesigned, it could cause even more problems than anyone realizes. The filters could also be clogged by too much dust, dirt, or pollen floating around in the system. 

Over time, even the best commercial HVAC systems will need periodic maintenance. If this maintenance is ignored, then parts will come loose, bearings and belts will fail, and electrical components will short out. Fans and coils will also stop working as effectively as they once did, which can, in turn, drive your energy bills up.

Strange Whining and Whistling

This is one sign that your air conditioner is too loud. The ducts aren’t compatible with the other equipment that you’ve relied on for years. It’s also possible that the pipes have been damaged or that the filters are clogged and crying out for relief. 

Shake, Rattle, and Roll 

When parts became too loose, they will let you know. After all, this is what explains that odd rattling noise. It doesn’t mean that there is a snake loose in your ductwork. Something could be wrong with one of the motors or screws. Plus, if the AC unit has come undone from its moorings, it will start dancing across the floor like an unbalanced washing machine. 

Squeaking and Buzzing

This sound is a sign that the compressors and motors need maintenance. Hire an expert technician to run a diagnostic test to assess the extent of the problem, especially if you hear unusual buzzing noises. This indicates the presence of an electrical issue.

Crockett Facilities Can Help!

Crockett Facilities Services, Inc. (CFSI) is committed to helping building owners, property managers, engineers, and facility professionals lower their operating expenses through HVAC preventive maintenance. We can develop a cost-effective, customized preventive maintenance plan for your commercial building that will provide you with peace of mind, improved comfort, and energy savings. Click Here to Request a Quote

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