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My AC Unit Is Making Noise, What Does This Mean?

It's something that no one wants to deal with. It's the hottest day of the summer or the coldest day of winter and your air conditioning unit starts making a strange noise. Whether it's grinding, whining, squealing or some other indescribable noise, it can mean bad things are happening or are about to happen. So, what does it mean when your air conditioning unit starts making noise, and what should you do if this happens to you? The following information will help you troubleshoot and determine whether you have a big problem that needs immediate attention, or a smaller problem that can wait a day or two.

What Should I Do?

Again, some of the noises that your unit makes are normal, while others can be indicators of small problems, and others can indicate very large problems. The best thing to do, no matter the type or scope of the noise, is to put in a service call to a licensed HVAC professional. Your David Gray HVAC technician will come out and diagnose the problem, then make recommendations on how to fix it. Depending on the problem, you can usually be back in business the same day, with cold air once again flowing through your vents. If parts need to be ordered, or you need an entirely new AC unit, you may be waiting up to a couple of days. Here at David Gray Heating and Air, we service and repair many brands and models. Remember - you should never attempt to service your air conditioning unit yourself unless you are a licensed HVAC professional. Attempting to handle it yourself can result in injury to yourself or damage to the system.

Proper Maintenance

One way to ensure that you don't hear any scary noises from your air conditioning system is to get it serviced regularly with one of our Preventative Maintenance Plans. Your air conditioning and heating system should be inspected, and have a full maintenance done at least once to twice each year. Our technicians will come out and thoroughly inspect the system. They will then make recommendations as to what needs to be done. Having your system serviced will help you avoid problems that bring bad noises with them. Give us a call at David Gray Heating and Air today to schedule your appointment or check us out at and click on Services.

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