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What These Scary AC Noises Mean

Is My Air Conditioner Haunted?

The Halloween season is known to be full of spooky sights and sounds — but the scariest sounds are the ones you hear in your home when you’re all alone.

If your air conditioner is going bump in the night or seems as if it is possessed, it’s probably trying to tell you that something is mechanically wrong and needs to be fixed. That being said, here are some of the most common noises that your air conditioner may be making, and how to fix them.

Your Air Conditioner is Making a Hissing Noise

The chance of a rattlesnake getting itself stuck in your unit is pretty slim (but not impossible!). This hissing noise is probably due to a leak in your AC. Though typically small, a leak can cause a multitude of problems to your air conditioner and can cause its lifespan to shorten. The easiest solution is to make an appointment with one of our technicians so we can assess your unit, find the leak, and repair it.

Your Air Conditioner is Making a Screeching Noise

A screeching air conditioner is not a sign of vampires or bats. Instead, your unit’s fan belt may be trying to tell you that it’s loose or worn out. Additionally, the motor may also be on the fritz. In order to restore your AC to full working capacity, try to make a repair appointment as soon as possible.

Your Air Conditioner is Making a Banging Noise

No, spirits or monsters aren’t trying to escape from your air conditioner. If your AC is making a banging noise, this could mean a few different things. Mainly, banging typically signifies that a bolt, screw, or spring is loose inside your unit. It could also potentially be a sign of a more serious problem, such as a broken motor or blower. Your best bet is to speak with an AC technician immediately.

No matter the spooky noise, our technicians at Rescue Air have the fix! Whether it’s the middle of the day or the middle of the night, contact us for all of your emergency air conditioner needs.