If you notice noises coming from your furnace, you may initially be alarmed. However, some homeowners decide that the unusual noise is not worth the stress of finding a heating service for repairs; they can deal with the noise as long as there is still a bit of heat coming from the vents. But this can be dangerous ideology, as a furnace that is in need of repair could actually break down, even if you still feel some heat in the home.
Call G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. for expert advice, repairs, installation, and maintenance for heating in Monroe.
Furnaces may make noises for any of several reasons, but it usually indicates a pretty serious heating issue. And when one part of your heating system is in a state of disrepair, any of the other parts may struggle as a result. You may hear any of the following from your heater this season, all of which require immediate repairs.
- Banging: A banging noise may be a result of dirty burners. When the burners are too dirty, it could interfere with the way the system operates, causing ignition to be delayed. Delayed ignition can lead to a loud banging noise, something akin to a small explosion. Burners should only be cleaned by professionals for safety purposes and to inspect the heat exchanger for cracks that may have developed.
- Buzzing: A buzzing noise may be the result of an electrical problem. Yes, even your gas furnace can run into electrical trouble, as it has a motor and several safety devices that all require electricity to operate. On the other hand, it could indicate a loose panel that is lightly rattling or another loose part that needs tightening. In either case, you should have a professional check it out to see if any further damage was sustained.
- Grinding: A grinding noise most likely indicates trouble with the blower motor. The blower fan uses a motor to operate, but there are a number of factors that may affect its functionality. Whether it’s debris in the motor, an electrical error, or a motor that is simply too old, it could affect the level of heat you feel in the house.
G&S Heating, Cooling & Electrical, Inc. can repair any type of heating system in Monroe. Give our skilled technicians a call today!