If your AC is making a ticking noise, keep reading to discover what may be causing this issue and how to fix it.’
Why Is My AC Making a Ticking Noise?
Air Conditioning units are a combination of many components, so it’s not uncommon to hear all types of noises coming from your AC. This includes, of course, ticking noises.
Ticking noises coming from your AC unit can be caused by a variety of reasons. Let’s take a look at some of the most common.
In some situations, a clicking noise can be completely normal. This is the case, for example, if you hear a clicking sound coming from your thermostat for a few seconds when you turn on your AC. This is usually the sound of a relay switch opening and closing and doesn’t require any action on your part.
If the clicking noise coming from your AC unit is constant, the culprit might be some form of fan obstruction or bent fan blade. Here, the clicking sound is caused by the fan blades hitting something inside your unit. Needless to say, this may wreak damage on other components, so it’s important to clear the obstruction as soon as possible; calling an AC pro is the safest way to do it.
If the clicking is constant but not caused by a fan obstruction, then the most likely reason is an electrical issue. In some cases, the thermostat is sending a signal to the capacitors, but a loose wire or faulty connection is getting in the way, causing a constant clicking noise. As with all the issues that involve electricity, the best course of action in this scenario is to call a trained professional.
When the clicking noise is coming from the outside unit, the usual cause is a bolt that has come loose or a loose refrigerant tube. In the case of a bolt, you can tighten it yourself by taking all the necessary precautions. If the problem is a loose refrigerant tube, then it’s time to call the pros!
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