Like auto noises, sounds coming from the furnace are not something to be ignored or neglected. The perfect way to ensure your system breaks down in the future is ignoring a furnace noise that could potentially be a sign that something is wrong. It is simply not an option to ignore problems in an effort to try to save a few bucks on a repair. Ignoring these sounds will only make the problem worse, and increase the cost of the repairs, or even having the need to replace the unit. To help you better identify the potential problems of your furnace, we at Hal Mechanical would like to share the common sounds you may hear and what they are likely indicating.
Weird Furnace Noises & What They Mean
A furnace should not make any noise aside from the gentle whooshing of air escaping your home’s vents. Being indicative of a problem that needs to be addressed comes from the sound you’re hearing from your furnace. Below are the common sounds the furnace may make that suggests a problem.
Clicking. It makes one singular clicking sound that you are probably familiar with when your ignition turns on normally. It can signify a faulty flame sensor or an issue where the ignition is having trouble lighting your gas if you are hearing a repeating clicking noise, however. In order to address this immediately, you are going to want a professional.
Squealing. It usually relates to a rubber belt that’s starting to fall apart, though this is a noise that also occurs in cars on occasion. In addition to making sure your fan motor is working adequately, a professional technician is going to have to replace the belt.
Booming. Hearing a booming sound is likely due to an explosion. Before you begin to panic, it is likely a pretty small explosion that is occurring in your furnace’s heat exchanger. This issue usually is created because of a delayed ignition. Before the ignition finally reaches it and sets it alight, this sound is caused by too much gas pooling in the combustion area, and this could be caused by a dirty burner or some other more sinister issue. Call a professional to have it fixed today.
Rattling. Since that rattling sound is pretty infamous, every homeowner can probably detect the sound of something small being loose in their furnace. Pinpointing what has gone loose and where is an issue that only a professional HVAC technician can solve, however. Because that small rattling could quickly compound into a much more devastating issue, do not hesitate on getting this problem addressed. Your system might seriously be approaching a breakdown if in the event your rattling furnace has turned into a grinding furnace.
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It is most likely suffering from an issue that only a professional HVAC technician can fix, regardless of what your furnace sounds like. If you need a professional to repair unusual sounds of your furnace in the Las Vegas Valley, call in the experts of Hal Mechanical and let our experts assist you with quality repairs. We also provide heating maintenance, installation and replacement services.