Why Is My Air Conditioner So Loud?

It’s summer time, so that means your home’s air conditioner is working overtime. So what happens when your ac unit starts making more noise than usual? There are several reasons that can cause your ac unit to make a lot of noise.

We always recommend that you reach out to a trained HVAC professional when you experience any funny business with your system. The team at BNG Heating and Cooling is always ready to help figure out what’s affecting your home’s air conditioning and fix whatever it is keeping you from enjoying a comfortable home!

Here are some common causes of a noisy air conditioning unit:

Lack of Proper Lubrication

The motor of your ac unit needs lubrication just like the motor in your car. As with anything that incorporates moving parts, oil is essential to quiet and efficient operation.

Ensuring your air conditioner has a properly lubricated motor will eliminate any grinding sounds or excessive humming.

Loosened Hardware

If you are noticing a rattling sound, it could very well be due to loose hardware, such as screws that hold the panels in place.

This is bound to happen over time as the moving parts inside your ac unit produces quite a bit of vibration. Tightening up loose screws is another way you can keep your air conditioner operating smoothly and quietly.

Fan Debris

Various debris such as leaves and sticks can find their way into your ac unit, resulting in all kinds of unwanted noise. This pesky invaders can not only cause harsh noises, but they can also bend the blades of the fan or otherwise cause it to loosen over time.

Keeping your ac unit’s fan clean is essential to quiet and efficient operation. Unless you have experience working with air conditioners, we recommend you contact a local professional when it comes to maintaining the inner workers of an ac unit.

Trust BNG Heating and Cooling to Maintain Your System

Preventing breakdowns is all about maintenance. Contact the team at BNG today if you are in need of expert maintenance services to keep your air conditioner quiet and comfortable all year long.

Adjust Your Thermostat from Anywhere in the World

Making plans for a fun vacation?

We at BNG Heating & Cooling aren’t travel agents, but we do know a thing or two about how you can save money on your home heating and cooling while you’re away from home! Since spring and summer vacations are quickly approaching, we thought we’d share our best tip: invest in a smart thermostat.

Here’s why:

They help you save money.

We’ve said this time and time again, but there’s nothing better than knowing that your home heating and cooling is running as efficiently as possible. When you have a smart thermostat, it is trained to recognize your daily habits—saving energy when you usually leave for work but getting the house back to how you like it by the time you usually get home. The same principle goes for vacation! Take the opportunity to give your HVAC system a break while you’re away, but trust that your home will be comfortable for you when you return!

They can work in tandem with other “smart home” features.

Do you have a smart home device? If so, then there’s a chance that you haven’t been using it to its fullest potential! Not only do devices like Amazon Alexa or Google Home connect to your television, lighting, and music system but they also connect to your smart thermostat!

This means that, when you’re at home, you can simply say “Alexa, please raise the temperature to 72 degrees,” or, even better, simply adjust the temperature through an app on your phone without ever having to get out of bed. Sure, this is convenient all the time, but when you’re on vacation and can view your home’s entire control panel—including home security, home heating and cooling, and even the lights that are on in your house—in one app and from thousands of miles away, you’ll find a peace of mind like never before.  

They allow you to check in from anywhere in the world.

One of our longtime clients recently told us a story about how their smart thermostat did them a huge favor while on vacation. They got an alert in the middle of the night that their home temperature had seen an abnormal dip. Upon further investigation by a neighbor, they discovered that a door in their home had opened! Without the notification, these clients would have left their home susceptible to invasion, rodents, potential moisture, and an expensive energy bill.

Even when things don’t go wrong while you’re away, smart thermostats afford you the comfort of checking in on your energy consumption whenever you want! If you’re into getting low energy bills like we are, that’s a pretty sweet deal.

So, what do you say? Ready to install a smart thermostat in your home? Contact us today so that we can schedule an expert consultation before your next big trip!

Why Families Love Working with BNG Heating & Cooling

The Tri-State area is BOOMING, and that means that new families are moving here, buying houses, and looking for a good heating and cooling company to keep their home comfortable and efficient.

If you’re one of those families, we’re here to tell you that we should be on the top of your list! Here’s why:

We’re Affordable

While we know that HVAC expenses are never fun, we do our best to make sure that we’re saving our customers as much money as we can. Because we’re an authorized Bryant Home Comfort dealer, we’re able to get you discounts and rebates as they become available to us.

And on top of that perk, we also offer super flexible “buy now, pay later” finance options! Learn all about those options in this blog post we wrote about it.

We’re Trustworthy

We know what it’s like to have technicians come into your home. That’s why we make sure that each and every person we hire to work with us is the kind of person that we’d invite into our own home.

They’re also the kind of people that we’d want to go to for advice on our own HVAC units! Our team is so knowledgeable and professional that we’ve even made a Facebook series of videos making fun of how unprofessional other providers can be :).

Check them out here!

We’re also so committed to saving you money that we offer our customers maintenance plans! These are plans that offer discounts on regular maintenance visits, with the goal of these visits being to catch problems with your unit before  they happen. We describe exactly what happens on one of these maintenance visits here.

While our technicians are at your home, they can also offer you personalized advice on air purification and back-up power!

We’re a Family-Focused Company

We’ve been serving this area for more than 70 years. We’re proud to say that four generations of our family have owned or worked for BNG Heating & Cooling, each of which keeping the tradition of maintaining the high standard of excellence that our customers have come to expect from us.

Because family is at the center of what we do, we treat each and every customer like a part of our BNG Heating & Cooling family. When you work with us, we strive to let you know that we appreciate your business!
So, what do you say?

Want to work with us? Go ahead and put us on speed dial! We can’t wait to get to know you and your family.

How to Keep Your Home’s Air Pure

Fall is the BEST, right? We’re so excited for sweaters and bonfires that we don’t even mind spending less time outside.

Before you start spending all your time inside, remember that indoor air can be filled with just as much—and sometimes even more—dust, dirt, allergens, and pollution than the great outdoors.

Here’s how to make sure you’re keeping the air in your house as fresh as possible.

Change your air filters.

Here we go again, telling you to change your air filters! It really does make a huge difference.

Keeping your filters fresh helps you save on energy bills and is the first step to making sure you’re filtering air pollution from blowing through your house.  

Keep your pets clean.

We become so accustomed to our furry friends that we forget how unclean they can be! Think about it—they’re running around outside, romping with other dogs, and rolling around in ragweed-covered grass, then they’re coming right inside and jumping on your couch!

Not only is your pet probably spreading germs, but they’re also creating hotspots for the distribution of air pollution.

The best way to mitigate this is to keep them groomed, brushed, and clean! We wrote a whole blog on this topic. Check it out here.

Do seasonal deep cleans.

Don’t just spring clean…Fall clean! Winter clean! Summer clean!

Why?

Because tackling those out-of-sight dust and dirt traps more often keeps them from building up and creates a fresh environment for your family. Even beyond regular house cleaning, you should also be sure that you’re taking care of the bigger problem areas around your home—like the water sources around your house, the leaves building up in your gutters, and even your large appliances.

Invest in some plants!

Have you heard of air purifying plants?

They’re great because not only do they naturally clean the air in your house, but they’re usually some of the easiest plants to take care of. And even better? They’re super stylish!

Want to make sure your home ventilation system is working properly?

Call our team at BNG Heating & Cooling to schedule an in-home assessment today, so that we can make the best recommendation for your home!