is when families start turning on their furnaces to settle in for a long winter.
Unfortunately, when some heating systems start up,
especially if it hasn’t undergone a yearly
heating tune-up, there are some problems that need to be examined.
A major problem you may discover is
your furnace making unusual noises – take a look at these furnace noises you should never ignore.
If you hear a loud scraping sound
that sounds like metal on metal, there is probably
something faulty with the blower wheel. If you hear a sound like this, turn off your
furnace immediately and call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning to inspect
the furnace. There are multiple
things that could be wrong with the blower wheel. First, it might
just be loose and if the piece is not too harmed,
can be tightened. Second, it might be that the blower wheel is
broken and will require
replacement. Or third, it might be that the motor mount is
what broke, causing the complete blower assembly to shake
uncontrollably. One of our service experts
would be happy to come out and take a look, and get you
back to the silent and cozy home
you have come to expect.
Loud Bang When Furnace
If there is a loud pop when your furnace kicks
on, there are a few things that could be going on.
Two typical things are a dirty
furnace burner or ignitor. Expanding
and contracting air ducts can also create loud bangs
after the heating system blower starts
up. A dirty furnace burner or ignitor could holdup
the burners from igniting, causing gas to build up.
When the gas finally does ignite, it
will create the loud bang you hear. This could result
in a safety issue, especially if one of these small explosions
caused the heat exchanger to crack. Not only could that
result in a carbon monoxide leak, but you’d
end up having to replace the heat exchanger, which could
be very pricey.
The other problem, extending
and contracting air ducts, is a usual noise complaint for homeowners
with metal ducts. If your furnace is making the loud boom
and it is produced by your air ducts, it could be a
sign of undersized ducts, obstructed
vents, or a clogged air filter. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is happy to set up an appointment to diagnose your problem
and get your home back in working order.
Also, this will also give
you improved comfort as well.
If you hear a high-pitched noise,
it could be the shaft bearings are in need of oil, there is an issue with the
blower belt, or the blower motor is malfunctioning. A seasonal furnace tune-up will help
discover these issues before they become big
problems so make sure you contact us at 866-397-3787
and we’ll make sure your heating equipment is
ready to keep you safe and cozy all winter long.