In the hot summers that Kerrville is known for, if your air conditioning is running as it should, your home should not only be cool, but quiet as well. When your HVAC starts making strange sounds, you know there’s something wrong. In this post, we’ll explore what could be causing those sounds, what they mean, and whether that means repairs are imminent.
DRIP DRIP DRIP
That subtle dripping noise from your A/C could raise a concern. However, the dripping could actually be a good thing! It’s an indication that the condensation that occurs inside the unit is working like it’s supposed to. That dripping is the water produced when the moisture is taken out of the humid air. It drips into a pan, before draining out through the drain line.
If, however, the dripping sounds more like running water, you could have a problem, and may need a service call.
While a drip may be a good thing, a full-on splash could mean there’s too much water trying to move through the system. Something as simple as a clogged drip pan can cause serious damage to not only your HVAC unit but to your ceiling as well. An overflowing drip pan will lead to severe water damage. The line can get clogged by dirt and debris, or even mineral buildup, over time. Thankfully, this is a relatively easy fix for a professional like our at The Bosworth Company to take care of.
A bubbling or gurgling sound means there’s too much internal pressure in your system. This could mean excess refrigerant or a refrigerant leak. The wrong amount of refrigerant can throw your whole system off balance, which leads to air mixing with water and creating that bubbling noise.
A clogged or cracked drain line could cause a similar sound. Think about a slow clogged drain in your sink, and the noise the water makes as it tries to go down. Either way, call an HVAC pro if you’re hearing these sounds.
WORTH THE CALL
When you call The Bosworth Company and ask for an HVAC tune-up, you can rest assured that you’ll get a thorough check of your entire system. Our certified technicians can give you an honest assessment if any repairs are necessary. As we approach the winter months, take advantage of our Fall Clean and Check – we’ll make sure you’re ready for the switch from A/C to heat! Make an appointment online, or call us today at (830) 428-2764. It’s Worth the Call. Always.