What to Do if You Hear Water Sounds Coming from Your Inside Unit

Water damage in a home.

You start to notice some unusual water sounds coming from your inside HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) unit. Whether it’s a dripping sound, a rushing water sound, or a bubbling/gurgling sound, you wonder if it’s a new noise or something you just never noticed before. Most likely it’s new if it’s suddenly caught your attention. So what does it mean? There are a few different possible causes of water sounds in your inside unit. It’s best to have an HVAC technician, or what some might call an air contractor in Greensboro, NC like Berico diagnose and repair the problem, but if you want to know what to expect, here are some probable causes.

Sound: Dripping Water. If you hear the sound of dripping water coming from your indoor unit, it likely means condensation is not draining properly. Moisture naturally builds up in your HVAC system and should drain out if it’s working correctly. A blocked drainage tube could be preventing condensation from properly draining. Other problems can cause humidity and moisture to build up in your ductwork too quickly for the drainage system to keep up. If you have a refrigerant leak, you may hear the sound of dripping as it runs out. The bottom line: you shouldn’t be hearing the sound of dripping water from your inside unit. If you do, call your HVAC technician at Berico for a checkup.

Sound: Bubbling or Gurgling. A bubbling or gurgling water sound coming from your indoor AC or furnace unit is usually an indication of a pressure issue. Improper internal pressure could be due to an overcharge of refrigerant (too much). It could also be the result of a refrigerant leak. Anytime the refrigerant level is incorrect, it causes an imbalance of pressure and air can get in where it shouldn’t be, which in turn causes the bubbling or gurgling noise you are hearing. The best thing to do is to call Berico, your heating and cooling company, to come out and inspect your system in order to find any potential problems. A trained technician will have the knowledge and equipment necessary to diagnose and repair the problem.

Prevent Moisture and Pressure Problems with Routine Maintenance

Leaks from your HVAC system can cause severe water damage in your home. You may be lucky enough to hear the warning sounds before a major leak occurs, but if not you could have a big, expensive mess on your hands. To avoid unexpected furnace and air conditioner issues, schedule preventative maintenance with Berico, your air contractor in Greensboro, NC. Maintenance Plans include a yearly checkup and tune-up for your HVAC system. When you enter into a maintenance agreement, your technician will visit once in the fall to tune up your furnace and once in the spring to tune up your air conditioning. A typical maintenance appointment includes changing your filters, inspecting and cleaning your system, and performing any necessary repairs including replacing worn out parts. Your refrigerant levels will be checked as well as the drainage system, which should prevent any water-related issues. Sign up for a Comfort and Protection Service Agreement with your HVAC technician, or if you prefer the term air contractor in Greensboro, NC, Berico. Save money and enjoy better home comfort. Call (336)273-8663.