If your air conditioner is making a loud banging noise when it kicks on, this indicates that there is a problem with the fan. If the unit has managed to get off balance, there is something stuck in the fan blades, or if there are other mechanical components concerns, this can result in the noise you hear.
Call an air conditioning service professional right away to come to your home to look at the unit. While the professional is there, consider having them do the following tasks.
The ac unit should be maintained annually by a professional. Doing this regularly will help to:
- Increase unit efficiency to lower cooling costs
- Extend the life of the unit
- Improve air quality
- Prevent large repair needs by catching problems early
The maintenance visit will most likely take a couple of hours. During the visit the heating and cooling service expert will do these things:
- Clean or replace the filters
- Check Freon levels
- Flush the condensate drain
- Clean the condenser coil
- Test motor voltage and amperage
- Lubricate metal components parts inside the unit
- Tighten and test electrical components
There may be other things that the professional must do to get the unit functioning at its optimal potential.
Interior and Duct Cleaning
Since the ac unit is cleaned you want the ventilation system maintained as well. A high-pressured tool will be used to blow air throughout the inside of the air conditioner, to make sure that all dust, insects, and other debris are removed. This will be used to help clean the interior, and then you will want to have your ducts cleaned.
Duct cleaning should be done to help improve air quality in the home. A special vacuum will be pushed through the ventilation system to remove all the allergens, dust mites, insects, and debris that could be circulating through the house. A cleaning mist that kills bacteria and fungi can then be applied.
After these tasks the service professional will be able to determine what is causing the loud noises, and if any replacement parts need to be ordered for the repairs. Turn the unit off and start using it as soon as you start to hear noises.
There are a lot of different reasons why your air conditioner fan may be making such crazy noises. Reach out to a residential HVAC maintenance service near you today to find out more.