Commercial AC units are notorious for being loud. In fact, many people believe that they cannot have a conversation in the same room when these units are running. While it is true that commercial AC units are louder than residential ones, excessive noise can be a sign of a problem. Here are four reasons your commercial air conditioner may be too loud.
1. Too Much Dirt on the Coils
If your commercial AC unit is too loud, one of the reasons may be that there is too much dirt on the coils. When the coils are dirty, they cannot dissipate heat properly, which causes the compressor to work harder and makes the unit louder. Scheduling regular coil cleanings can help to reduce the noise level of your commercial AC unit.
2. Refrigerant Levels Are Low
Another reason your commercial AC may be too loud is that the refrigerant levels are low. When the refrigerant levels are low, the compressor has to work harder to cool the air, making the unit noisy.
3. The Compressor Is Worn Out
Most commercial AC units have a lifespan of about 15 years. If your unit is older, it may be time to replace the compressor. Repairing an old compressor is usually not worth the cost, as a new one will be more energy efficient and likely to last longer. HVAC experts from Valley Mechanical LLC can help you assess your unit anywhere in or near Blue Springs and determine if it needs replacement.
4. The Unit Is the Wrong Size
If your commercial AC unit is too loud, it may be because it is the wrong size. If a unit is too small, it has to work harder to cool the space, making it noisy. On the other hand, if a unit is too big, it will cycle on and off more frequently, making it noisy. Working with a professional HVAC contractor can help you to choose a unit that is the right size for your space.
Contact us at Valley Mechanical LLC today, and we’ll be happy to handle your HVAC needs in Blue Springs, MO or the surrounding areas.