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3 Tips to Make Your AC Quieter

Most air conditioners operate fairly quietly, but that isn’t always the case. If you find that your air conditioner is a little too loud, there are some steps you can take to help it operate more quietly. If you are concerned about how your air conditioner is operating, you can always give our team a call for Northport air conditioning service.

Keep reading to learn our three tips for quiet AC operation. If you don’t notice a difference with these three tweaks, it’s a good idea to go ahead and schedule a check up for your air conditioner. It’s an important service to schedule annually anyway, and prioritizing service now is a great way to ensure your air conditioner operates efficiently and quietly all spring and summer long.

Regular Maintenance

If your air conditioner is making loud sound that you just can’t ignore, something may very well be wrong inside of the system. Usually air conditioners operate fairly quietly. You may hear a clicking sound when the unit first turns on or the sound of airflow moving through ductwork. But any persistent or loud noises or a red flag that something is wrong.

It’s a good idea to get your air conditioner checked out just to be sure that nothing is wrong. If our team does find a problem, we can talk to you about it and fix it to hopefully reduce the amount of noise your air conditioner is making. If we don’t find anything wrong and your air conditioner is still loud, we have some other tips for how you can come back the noise.

Extra Insulation

There are insulated blankets that you can wrap around the indoor portion of your air conditioning unit. These can help to muffle sounds and reduce the amount of noise you hear from your air conditioner during operation. The potential downside to this is that if something is going wrong inside of your unit, the noises may not be as obvious.

Reasonable Settings

We also encourage you to consider the thermostat settings you’re using for your air conditioner. It’s possible that you set the thermostat so low that your air conditioner is having to work overtime to try and meet your cooling expectations. Realistically, your air conditioner can only cool your home about 20° lower than the outdoor air temperature. 

If it is 93° outside, your air conditioner can only get your home as cool as about 73°. Setting your thermostat to 68° is an unreasonable expectation in this scenario. Your air conditioner may be working harder in an attempt to get your home as cool as you want it. As it works harder, it will make louder noises and can even stay on for longer periods of time.

The loud noises aren’t just annoying. They can actually point to your air conditioner working under strain. Try to adjust your thermostat settings up a little bit and see if this solves the noise problem. If you’re struggling to get your home cool, you can give our team a call from service and we can troubleshoot.

Do yourself a favor and contact Jim McDonald & Sons Heating & Cooling for air conditioning service in Siesta Key, FL. Cooling Sarasota and Manatee Counties since 1970!

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