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Air Conditioner Noises You Should Listen for

As you start to rely on your air conditioner more and more often, the strain on the system will increase. That makes it more likely for problems to develop the further into the summer season you get. You should call for repairs as soon as possible if and when you notice a problem with your system. One of the early warning signs that your air conditioner is having issues is strange noises coming from the system. Let’s examine some of the more common problem noises now.

Short Cycling

Short cycling is when your air conditioner turns itself on and off every couple of minutes, which drastically increases the amount of wear and tear on the system. If the short cycling is not dealt with in short order, the chances for various parts of the air conditioner failing will increase and the overall lifespan of the system will be shortened. Short cycling is commonly caused by a malfunctioning thermostat or damaged compressor, both of which throw off the rhythm of the air conditioner. Call for repairs as soon as you notice this happening.


The air handler is the part of your air conditioner responsible for circulating air throughout the house during operation. Moving that much air takes a lot of force, which translates to a lot of strain on the air handler motor. The motor uses oiled bearings to help it run more smoothly. These bearings wear down over time, and will eventually need to be replaced. As the bearings wear down, the friction on the motor will rise and produce a grinding sound. Call for repairs as soon as you hear this sound, before the motor overheats and burns out.

PRK Services, Inc. offers comprehensive air conditioner repair services throughout Argyle, TX. Call today for an appointment with one of our air conditioning experts.

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