Do you currently have multiple window unit air conditioners in your home
that are making a ton of noise? Unfortunately, these window units can
become extremely noisy as they get older and are used more. The reason
they get so noisy is because – well, there are actually
a few reasons why…
Unknown Debris – If one of your window units randomly starts making loud noises, check
to see if something has fallen into the unit. Since a majority of the
unit is hanging outside; leaves, animals, and other debris can easily
enter it. To inspect the inner workings of a window unit, unplug it, open
up the front grill, and peek in with a flashlight.
Damaged Fan Blades – When a piece of debris finds its way inside of the window unit, it can
come into contact with the fan blades. Once a fan blade becomes bent it
will continue to make noise until it has been straightened out. Use a
pair of pliers to remedy this situation.
Lack of Lubrication – The fan motor of a window air conditioner can begin to emit a loud, continuous
noise if it's not properly lubricated. You can open your window unit
to lubricate the fan motor, just be aware that many of the motors are
sealed within and are hard to reach.
Feel the Vibrations – Since window units are, well, sitting in the frame of a window, vibrations
and noises can occur if it's not mounted properly. Since air conditioners
are heavy with multiple moving parts, you will need to secure a window
unit firmly within the window frame. You should also be aware of the size
of the unit and how it compares to the size of the window frame.
Short Useful Life – Relying on small window units to cool an entire house means they will
be on for extended periods of time to reach the desired temperature. This
will add a lot of wear and tear to the units, thus reducing their useful
life and efficiency. The harder a window unit has to work, the louder
it will become.
Window air conditioners can become extremely noisy if anything goes wrong
with them. If you're sick of having an unevenly cool home, high energy
bills, and hearing constant (and loud) noises, contact Lancaster Plumbing,
Heating, Cooling & Electrical to learn about installing a
cooling system in your home. To learn more about cooling systems or to schedule an appointment,
give us a call at (717) 207-9952.