Weird Sounds Your Air Conditioner Makes & What They Mean
When the All Time heat descends upon Malaysia, all our neighbors in Kuala Lumpur and Selangor want to do is relax in a cool, air-conditioned home. But what happens when the source of their relief, their air conditioner, starts making weird noises? That’s not so relaxing!
It’s not uncommon for air conditioners to make a variety of strange sounds. What’s important is the type of sounds that your air conditioner is making, since each sound can indicate a different issue.
Why Your Air Conditioner Is Making a Squealing Sound
If your unit is making a high-pitched squealing noise, the issue is usually either the belt connecting the motor to the blower has slipped or the bearings on your condenser fan’s motor.
Most newer air conditioners don’t use a belt system, so if your unit is older, that is likely the problem. If this is the case, you’ll hear the sound both inside of your home and outside of your home. If this issue sounds like what you’re experiencing, the belt will need to be replaced.
If you have a newer unit, it’s more likely that the issue is the bearings on your condenser fan’s motor. Newer units utilize direct-drive motors without belts, which pull air across the condenser coils in your compressor. If this is the case for your air conditioner, you may hear squealing or grinding from your outdoor unit, which indicates that the motor needs to be replaced.
With both of the issues outlined above, we would advise you to call a professional to repair your air conditioner. Give our team at Isotech a call today at 6012-3358 693 and we’ll fix your Air Cond right away.
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