Furnace repair should be atop your winter to-do list if your current heating system is malfunctioning. However, many homeowners struggle in determining when to call for service. One warning sign they should be noticing is when their furnace begins making odd noises. Though it may be easy to shrug the noises off, it’s actually your system’s way of telling you that it needs to be fixed immediately. Odd sounds may indicate a serious problem within the system, and it may only grow worse if you don’t call for service. You may also not realize that each sound is indicative of a different issue. For example, booming noises may indicate much a different problem compared to a clicking or screeching one. If you do not know what the sounds mean and the differences between them, you may find yourself having a difficult time communicating problems to a heating contractor, meaning you won’t get the repairs your system desperately needs. Worse, if you ignore the sounds long enough, you may have to seek furnace replacement much sooner than you anticipated, as your current system may reach a point where it won’t work at all. Before you lose thousands of dollars, you need to study up on your furnace knowledge so when it does make a noise, you’ll know exactly what went wrong.
Why You Should Call Outstanding for High-Quality Service
Fortunately, you can take comfort in knowing Outstanding will be available all season to assist with your heating needs. We have a team of licensed, experienced heating contractors who are ready to assist you with anything, especially if you experience a sudden heating system breakdown. We make quick repairs so you’re not stuck in the cold at any point during the winter, and even give you greater insight into the inner workings of your system. With our help, you will be able to know what each furnace sound indicates so you can quickly identify the problem and call for repair. You will also be able to clearly communicate your problems with one of our contractors so they can provide you with the perfect amount of repairs. When you consider the average cost of furnace repair today averages around $268, durable repairs from one of our licensed, fully-trained heating contractor will ensure you avoid high spending on heating service. Plus, when it all comes down to it, you’ll enjoy greater peace and relaxation throughout the winter, with the possibility of a furnace breakdown furthest from your mind.
When Should You Call for Furnace Repair?
While your furnace can make all sorts of noises when it begins malfunctioning, we generally find these 4 to be the most common:
- Booming: A booming noise is indicative of a problem with a delayed ignition, which can cause severe damage to your furnace and may even heighten your risk of a fire. Ignition problems will occur when your thermostat requests heat from the furnace, which will open a gas valve and sends gas to the furnace burner. If the gas is not ignited immediately, the gas will build up in the furnace. It will continue to build up until it finally ignites and causes flames and explosion in your furnace.
- Loud Rattling: If you hear a loud rattling noise coming from your furnace, it could actually mean that part of it is coming loose. The rattling that you hear is the noise that is caused by that component banging against other components. Though this noise can be stopped by tightening up the cover panels, it may indicate a gas leak in the heat exchanger, which can be incredibly dangerous if that gas is carbon monoxide.
- Screeching: Though not immediately concerning, a screeching noise is still pretty common and will indicate a problem with the motor bearing or the belt. You will need to call a contractor at Outstanding for replacement or maintenance. However, if you do not take care of this problem, you will have to make larger repairs later on, and it will end up costing you more money.
- Chirping: Like a screeching noise, chirping sound coming from your furnace are not concerning. They indicate your furnace hasn’t been used in a while, and will occur when you turn on your furnace for the first time during the winter. The noise will go away when the furnace has been on for a few minutes but if it continues any longer, you should call Outstanding for help immediately to further inspect the issue. In the case where these noises are persistent, it means your furnace belt will need to be replaced.
Schedule Furnace Repair and Stop the Sounds Today!
Contact Outstanding today if you want to learn more on the noises your furnace can make and have us provide you with high-quality furnace repair!