When running your furnace this winter season, you should always be mindful of how it is running and operating. The slightest disturbance may indicate a major problem. As the furnace continues to run each cycle it can begin to develop a problem which needs correcting before it turns into a much bigger issue. This is why it is important to detect even the smaller problem and never to ignore them when they occur. Hal Mechanical will share some of the common problems and their symptoms to help you know when to seek professional HVAC assistance.
A furnace will have some low humming like noises when it is running through a cycle. However, loud noises such as screeching, banging, buzzing or rattling is not normal and points to a problem. Depending on the type of noise, the problem will vary and each is a prelude to a much bigger problem. As soon as your hear any loud and odd noise, quickly turn off your furnace and contact an HVAC service to come and investigate the noise and tend to the needed repairs.
Furnace Short Cycles
Short cycling is a problem. This is when the furnace will start up a heating cycle and will shut off before the cycle has finished. Often the furnace will shut done rather quickly upon starting up. Short cycles can occur when there is a problem in the initial startup sequence or when the furnace is overheating. Short cycling is a sign there is a problem that needs to be address. When you have a furnace that short cycles have the unit looked at as soon as possible.
Inefficient Heating System
When you begin to notice your furnace is failing to maintain a constant warm temperature, this is often a sign there is a problem. The furnace blower may be worn down and not pushing the warm air into the home or this may be a sign of a cracked heat exchanger. There may be a number of reasons why the furnace is failing to heat up the home. When this happens, make sure to seek professional HVAC services to look into the issue.
Burning Smell from Furnace
When you first turn on your furnace you may smell a burning odor coming from your heating system. This is actually normal and is due to the coil burning off the dust that may have collected on the surface. The odor should dissipate within a day or two if not sooner. However, if you are picking up a burning odor after the initial startup of the furnace, this is a problem. The presence of a burning odor may indicate the electrical system is burning and melting, or the furnace is overheating. If you are smelling a burning like odor turn of the furnace right away. Do not turn it back on until it is looked at by a professional.
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Do not ignore these symptoms as your furnace is in need of professional attention that if addressed can prevent major damages to the heating system and even a potential hazard. For quality HVAC services, contact Hal Mechanical today.