If your air conditioner is humming, it could be a sign of an electrical or mechanical problem. Take steps now to diagnose the issue with your air conditioner.
Potential causes of your cooling system’s hum could include:
- The condenser fan motor on the unit could be unable to spin but still have power reaching it, creating resistance that produces a pronounced, and often loud, humming sound.
- There could be a mechanical or electrical failure with the contractor relay switch, which is responsible for turning on the outside unit when the indoor temperature rises to the level where cooling is needed. When the contractor fails, it can cause a humming sound.
A humming sound is a indication that something inside your air conditioner is off and needs attention. Contact the experts to inspect your system and identify the problem.