What Causes My Air Conditioner to Hiss?

Are you concerned about your air conditioner? Does it make a strange hissing noise during operation? You should expect your AC to make a certain amount of sound as it cools your home–this is simply an inevitable feature of any mechanical system. But if you notice that your AC hisses, then it’s probably a sign that there is something wrong with its operation. You depend a lot on your air conditioning system during the summer  months: it keeps you and your family cool and comfortable. But a problem such as this can really upset the balance and lead to high energy bills, serious damage, as well as inadequate cooling.

Call Mid-State Air Conditioning and Heating today for all of your air conditioning repair needs in Franklin, TN.

If it sound as though your air conditioner is leaking air, then it probably is. Ducted systems are particularly prone to the development of air leaks somewhere within the air handler or in nearby ducts. When your system begins to leak your cooled air, your entire AC has to work that much harder to ensure that you get the cooling you deserve. This means higher energy bills and increased system wear and tear. Your ductwork is meant to be a closed system, so any leaks affect the entire refrigerant cycle.

Alternatively, you may not have an air leak, but a refrigerant leak. If you hear hissing around the coils, then you may be leaking gaseous refrigerant into the atmosphere. This is not only an environmental hazard, but it also leads to low levels of refrigerant, which can lead to subpar performance, frozen coils, warm air, and other issues that may interrupt your cooling experience. If you suspect that you have a refrigerant leak, then it not only must be recharged but the leak also must be found. It can be the cause of faulty installation, corrosion, or puncture.

Make sure you get in touch with us if you think your AC is hissing. Call Mid-State Air Conditioning and Heating today for superior air conditioning repair services in Franklin, TN.

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