Why does my AC unit make a dripping noise?

Why does my AC unit make a dripping noise?


Hearing abnormal noises coming from your air conditioning unit can be annoying and make you wonder if something is wrong with your system. One of the most common noises that customers report to our technicians is a dripping sound coming from the AC unit. If you hear a dripping sound coming from your air conditioner, it could be a serious problem that can result in water damage to your home. If you hear a dripping noise you need to contact your local heating and air conditioning service as soon as possible to prevent possible damage to your home. 


Are AC units supposed to make dripping sounds?


Some air conditioners make more noise than others. Typically older units create more noise than newer models. Regardless of how old your air conditioning unit is, you should not hear dripping or splashing noises coming from your air conditioner. As your air conditioner works to cool the air in your home, water builds up on evaporator coils and drips into what is known as a drip pan. Dripping occurs when the humidity in your home is higher than normal. If your air conditioner is working properly, the humidity inside of your home should stay low enough that dripping does not occur. If you hear dripping, it likely means that something is wrong. Either the AC unit is having trouble operating properly, or the drip pan drain is clogged. Either way, it is important to have your unit inspected by a trained NATE certified technician that can diagnose and solve the problem. 


Why is my AC unit making a splashing noise?


If you hear a splashing noise coming from your air conditioner it likely means that the drain on the drip pan is clogged. This is a common problem that can easily be fixed by a trained HVAC technician. If you can hear dripping or splashing sounds coming from your air conditioning unit, contact your local HVAC service provider. They should be able to diagnose the problem and eliminate the dripping or splashing noise relatively quickly. Allowing you to rest assured that your AC unit is working properly. 


Air conditioner repair service in eastern NC


Coastal Home Services is happy to provide the top HVAC services on the crystal coast. Whether you are experiencing strange dripping sounds coming from your AC unit or looking into replacing your HVAC system with a newer and more efficient Trane HVAC system, Coastal Home Services has your back. Contact us today to schedule a complimentary preliminary inspection with one of our knowledgeable HVAC technicians. Give us a call or fill out the online contact form below to get started!


Air Conditioner Dripping sound

Latest Posts

Should I Worry About a Tripped Breaker?

Tripped breakers can be a sudden inconvenience, leaving us puzzled and unsure of what to do next. But fear not!…

Will A Tripped Breaker Fix Itself?

Tripped breakers can be an unexpected nuisance in any household, disrupting our daily routines and leaving us in the dark…

Can an electrician rewire a house without removing drywall?

The thought of rewiring a house may seem daunting, conjuring images of torn-apart walls and endless construction mess. However, modern…

Why Did My Power Go Out In One Room?

It’s a scenario many homeowners have experienced – you’re going about your day when suddenly, the power goes out in…
Scroll to Top
Electrician installing electrical wires and fuse switch box.

ADA Notice

At Coastal Home Services, we are committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities enjoy full access to our websites. In recognition of this commitment, we are in the process of making modifications to increase the accessibility and usability of this website, using the relevant portions of the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines 2.0 (WCAG 2.0) as our standard. Please be aware that our efforts are ongoing. If at any time you have difficulty using this website or with a particular web page or function on this site, please contact us by phone at 252-842-0094 or email us at info@coastalhomeservicesinc.com and place “Web Content Accessibility (ADA)” in the subject heading and we will make all reasonable efforts to assist you.

Get Your Free Estimate Today!

Once received a member of our team will be in touch to finalize your estimate appointment details.