It’s always good to catch air conditioner problems early so you can get repairs before the situation worsens. You definitely don’t want your air conditioner to fail completely because you didn’t notice the signs that a problem was developing! How can you tell if your air conditioner needs repair? One of the best ways is by listening to the sounds it makes.
The best way to know if your air conditioner is making a worrisome noise is to pay attention to the usual sounds it makes when it’s working well. Then, if a new sound occurs, you’ll notice it easily and pay attention. It should make quiet and consistent sounds: the hum of the compressor during cooling cycles, and the whir of the fan moving the cool air out into your home. What sounds are cause for alarm? There are several.