Though the Vegas desert has mild winters compared to some, we all prefer the warm comforts of our homes during the winter. Unfortunately, ignore the haunting sounds of protest our furnace makes when we often get caught up in these comforts. When they start making an odd sound it is easy to deny that something may be amiss with our heaters, though fixing it can be a nuisance. Neglecting these signs that the furnace is in disrepair can be detrimental. Because it is a cracked heat exchanger, it can lead to a hazardous carbon monoxide leak or if you hear a rattle, it can be something as benign as an easy-to-fix loose panel for instance. In the event hear anything outside of the normal cycling of your furnace and air whooshing through your vents, you need to call in a professional. The furnace noises that are cries for attention is what we Hal Mechanical would like to discuss today.
Screeching. Loud screeching noises often suggests that the blower motor in your furnace isn’t working as it should. Due to a malfunctioning or broken blower motor, the heat produced by your furnace won’t even be able to circulate warm air around your living space successfully. Lubricating the blower motor can often be the solution. However, in order to get a proper diagnosis, it is essential that a professional HVAC technician visits your home. The problem can be properly rectified after the issue is properly diagnosed.
Banging or Booming HVAC Noises
The general cause for the banging and booming you hear from the furnace is a dirty burner. It can be dangerous, though it may sound nonthreatening. The noise you’re hearing is caused by a delay in ignition due to dirt and buildup. The system builds with gas and a small explosion occurs inside the furnace when it ignites as a result. A cracked heat exchangers and carbon monoxide leak can also develop. It is strongly recommended that you do not clean the burner yourself because there is too much room for error that can lead to costly consequences. Especially when you are dealing with natural gas, it is in your better interest to call in a pro.
Rattling HVAC Sounds
Though you should never assume, the rattling could be something as simple as a loose panel that needs to be tightened as we mentioned. A broken heat exchanger can be the cause of the rattle for example. A lack of airflow from a dirty and clogged up air filter or an issue with your blower can also be a concern hen you hear rattling. No matter this issue, both for heater performance and for your safety, requires professional attention right away.
Clanking HVAC Noise
When you hear the clanking sound that resembles metal-on-metal, you probably are hearing metal-on-metal. A serious problem with the furnace’s blower wheel is typically the cause of this noise. You need to turn off your furnace and contact a pro right away if this is the case to prevent further damage to the wheel. The longer the damage carries on the pricier it becomes to repair.
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Call Hal Mechanical and let us assist you if your furnace is making unusual sounds in your Las Vegas Valley home.