Perhaps, in the not too distant future, we will have air conditioners that self-diagnose malfunctions and report them back to the homeowner in explicit detail. It’s really not too far-fetched of an idea if you really think about it–a smart air conditioner to go with your smart thermostat, right?
Unfortunately, this isn’t quite the reality yet, and we have to rely on other methods for our air conditioners to send us warning signals that something is amiss. Maybe it’s a decline in cooling power or an unexplained increase in your energy bills. Or, it could be that your circuit breakers for the indoor and outdoor units keep tripping.
One of the most common signs that something is indeed wrong with your air conditioner is strange sounds coming from the system. But what qualifies as a strange sound? Honestly, it’s going to be anything that’s different from the normal, everyday noises you hear coming from the system.
Like what, you ask? Read on!