Did a loud squealing noise coming from the basement wake you up late last night? After you checked it out to make sure it wasn’t a haunting or a break in, what did you do?
If you didn’t call your local ClimateCare retail contractor, don’t wait another minute. Ignoring furnace noises can lead to damaged parts or even a ruined-beyond-repair furnace.
If we catch the problem in time, a little repair work and a regular schedule of seasonal maintenance will help make it a one-time incident. If your car was making a strange noise on the road you wouldn’t hesitate to bring it to your mechanic. Why treat your furnace any different?
What does the noise mean?
If a banging noise happens when your furnace turns on, it may be caused by dirty burners. This delays ignition; gas builds up before the burners ignite. The banging sound is actually excess gas exploding inside your furnace. Yes, that’s dangerous.
Ignoring this problem will result in a cracked heat exchanger or worse. Once the heat exchanger goes, there’s no way around buying a new furnace.
Banging noises through the rest of your heating and cooling system may be caused by expanding and contracting air ducts. Different parts of the air ducts pop in or out as air passes in either direction. This isn’t exactly an explosive problem, but it still needs attention. It’s annoying, after all.
Your air filter may be so clogged that air can’t properly circulate through your home or the ducts installed by your homebuilder may be undersized for the system (it occasionally happens with home builders trying to cut costs). Sometimes, closed vents cause expansion and contraction.
Whatever it is, your system is not operating efficiently, and that costs you money.
Don’t tinker yourself
Lots of homeowners want to take control of repairs inside the home. Your furnace is not the place to tinker.
Furnaces are complicated machines buzzing with electricity and chemical fumes. You’re likely to make the problem worse and even hurt yourself in the process. With highly qualified, expert technicians to provide the best products and service possible for home heating and cooling needs, turn to your local Baeumler Approved ClimateCare retailer for your furnace evaluation and repairs.
Banging noises can precede a disaster. So if you hear loud noises coming from your furnace, contact your local ClimateCare retailer immediately for 24/7 emergency service.