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Strange Noises and Air Conditioning Repair

What’s that bump in the night? If it’s been a hot summer day and you’ve been running your air conditioner full-time, it may be something in your air conditioning system. Strange noises in your air conditioner usually indicate a problem, even if your air conditioning system is still running normally. At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air technicians have seen many times how ignoring certain sounds can lead to bigger problems. Think your air conditioner may be making a strange or odd sound? It may be time to call an expert.

What’s That Noise?

The best way to truly know what is wrong with your air conditioner is to have it inspected by a trained technician, but there are some common sounds that can indicate problems in specific parts of your system:


The most common problems associated with hissing noises are refrigerant leaks or compressor issues. Refrigerant leaks hiss because the chemical itself is pressurized, particularly after it leaves the compressor. Refrigerant leaks can also be accompanied by bubbling noises as the refrigerant bubbles out of the system.

Hissing from a compressor can indicate that the pressure in within the compressor has gotten too high – a potentially dangerous situation. If you suspect that the hissing sound you hear is coming from the compressor, turn your system off immediately and call for a technician.


Are you hearing something bang or bump around your air conditioning system when it starts to cycle? During normal use, screws, small components, mountings and fan blades can become loose, causing banging/bumping/clunking noises in your system as they move around or hit other parts of your air conditioner. While the initial problem may not be serious, allowing a loose component to stay loose and/or continue to make contact with other parts of your air conditioner can become a serious problem.


Snapping or popping sounds coming from your air conditioner can often indicate an electrical issue. There are many wires working within your system, and with normal use, these wires can become frayed, corroded or disconnected. Because the electricity in your air conditioner is powered by your property’s electricity, it is always better to have a trained professional work on any electrical issues that may be happening with your air conditioning system.

Don’t Ignore Strange Noises

Just as sneezing can be an indication of a possible cold, strange noises coming from your air conditioner can indicate developing problems. Most problems do not go away on their own; in fact, they tend to get worse as time goes on. If you have heard something in your air conditioning that sounds off, call At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air today and schedule air conditioning service in Salt Lake City with one of our technicians.

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At Your Service Plumbing, Heating & Air provides excellent heating, air conditioning, plumbing, indoor air quality, water treatment and water heater services throughout the greater Salt Lake City, UT area, including the installation of new systems and components, and the replacement of the old, as well as ongoing repair and maintenance. Established in 1980, we have served the home comfort needs of our local community for over 30 years. Whether you need your stop and waste valve replaced or a new "green," energy–efficient HVAC system installed, we can make sure that the job is completed properly. Our HVAC contractors are NATE–certified and we employ Master and Journeyman plumbers. We are confident in our ability to satisfy any issue that may arise in your home, 24 hours a day. Give one of our friendly staff members a call today to learn more about what we can do for your home.

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During this very unusual time, we have put a plan in place to do our part to help keep our community safe. First and foremost, we are going to stay CALM, PATIENT, KIND, and POSITIVE!

There is much to consider regarding the COVID-19 virus (Coronavirus) and its possible transmission in your home. While there are various and effective indoor air quality measures available to help protect your safety, including duct sanitization, ultraviolet (UV) germicidal light treatment, and HEPA air filters, they alone cannot protect from all forms of COVID-19 transmission. It is important to follow all official guidelines for preventing the spread of this virus.

Because we have a direct impact on the indoor environment, here are practical steps we are going to take to keep people safe:

  • Wash our hands frequently and thoroughly with soap and water
  • Cover our nose and mouth when sneezing or coughing
  • Wash our uniforms every day including cleaning our belts
  • Stay home if we are feeling sick
  • Offer a warm smile and friendly greeting instead of a handshake
  • Wear shoe covers and latex gloves in homes and businesses
  • Wipe down surfaces and equipment touched in a client’s home with disinfectant wipes
  • Wipe down door handles, steering wheels, gear shift lever every day
  • Wipe down pens, clipboards, tablets, cell phones, and anything else passes between techs and clients.
  • We have masks on each truck and will wear them at client’s discretion (Currently the CDC does not recommend that people wear masks to prevent the spread of COVID-19)
  • We are complying with all recommendations and guidelines from state agencies and will be proactive in our efforts to see that our team members and clients are protected.

As the situation unfolds, we will take each day one at a time and ensure we are being smart, supportive, and helping all those we can in our community.

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