Air conditioners can produce many different sounds. Our Prescott, AZ team has heard everything from buzzing to rattling. Although we can replace a squeaking system, we can repair it or even reduce annoying noise through regular air conditioner maintenance services. Our Moyer’s Heating & Cooling Inc. team hopes the following overview will give you insight into this problem.

Individual Variation

Some air conditioners are noisier than others. If your system correctly cools your property and only makes a slight noise, it might fall into this category.

If your air conditioner isn’t typically noisy, mild squeaking might result from your system resuming operations for the season. If you’ve gone without air conditioning during the winter months, the system might need a few minutes to adjust to running again. This is particularly true if the squeaking is relatively quiet and lasts only a few minutes.

Frayed Belts

Although newer air conditioners aren’t typically manufactured to require belts, your system might be a belt-driven one. Belts connect your air conditioner’s motor to the fan that moves the air into your building.

Since air conditioners run so often, the belts that power them can expand and contract due to heat. Humidity can also affect the belt. Both heat and humidity degrade the belt material. These two factors wear your belt out sooner, causing your system to squeak.

Worn Bearings

Beltless motors are standard in newer air conditioners and connect the fan to the motor with bearings instead of a belt. These bearings wear with use, causing squeaks. Replacing them during an air conditioning repair service can eliminate the noise. It can also help protect your system from excessive compressor wear and much more extensive repairs or system replacement.

Honest Solutions to Your Air Conditioning Problems

Squeaks and other air conditioner noises can be tough to figure out. Sometimes the air conditioner is alright, but leaky ducts could benefit from our service. Whether you need air conditioner replacement, heating repairs, or an indoor air quality assessment, we put, “Honesty before profit.” Give our Moyer’s Heating & Cooling Inc. team a call today to learn more.

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