Maintaining Normalcy and Keeping Records: Tips for HVAC Maintenance

Maintaining Normalcy and Keeping Records: Tips for HVAC Maintenance

How To Make Your AC Unit Quieter

by Wanda Franklin

Is your air conditioner loud? Does it make so much noise that it can be distracting, even on the inside of your building when the windows are closed? There could be quite a few things that are causing your air conditioner to be louder than it is supposed to be. Usually, the most noise is created by the fan system or compressor. There could be simple solutions to both problems, but it does depend on the exact nature of your noise.

A Loud Compressor

The compressor is essentially the motor of the air conditioner. It uses electricity to compress and create cold air. So, it is a powerful unit that uses a lot of energy and can create a lot of noise. A compressor sounds pretty much like a small car engine or even a blender. If it is not properly working for any reason, it can become louder with a distinct rattling noise. If it does sound like your compressor is loud, there is a simple solution. First of all, you want to have your compressor serviced to make sure there is nothing seriously wrong with it, or if there's anything that is reducing its productivity. Just because your unit is loud does not mean that your compressor is broken in any way.

The simple solution is to buy a compressor dampening blanket. This is basically a neoprene blanket that you can be wrapped around it the compressor cylinder. Even a small blanket blocks so much of the noise that it should be quite noticeable.

A Loud Fan

If you think that your noise is coming from the fan rather than the compressor, you need to have it looked at by a professional before doing anything. A  loud fan is usually the result of a loose stem bolt, broken washed or warped fan blades. It is usually easy to tell if your fan is especially loud, and it might even cause your entire AC unit to rock back and forth while it is running. If this happens, you should immediately stop using your air conditioner until you have it looked at. If your fan spins out of control and brakes off while it is turned on, it can damage a lot of other components inside air conditioning cabinet. Often, professionals can lubricate and level the fan blade so that they spin more evenly and quietly without doing any major construction to your unit.

Contact a business like Day's Appliance Repair Heatg & Air Condtng Co for more help.


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Maintaining Normalcy and Keeping Records: Tips for HVAC Maintenance

Hi, my name is Melinda, and when I sold my home three years ago, I realized that I should have been keeping maintenance records. Because I couldn't prove that we had maintained our HVAC system, the home was actually harder to sell than it should have been. I don't want anyone else to lose money on a home sale or to experience the stress of not having the right records. Because of that, I have created this blog. It explains everything you need to know about maintaining normalcy with your HVAC system and keeping records of check-ups and repairs. Please, take a seat and enjoy reading this blog.