As we talked about last month, strange noises coming from your HVAC unit are important and should not be ignored. There are a variety of things that can go wrong with your furnace. Many of these things will trigger a strange sound to be made whenever your furnace is running. Sometimes a noise doesn’t mean anything bad at all. Occasionally there are noises that happen rarely and you just may not have heard it before. Any time you hear a noise that strikes you as odd coming from your furnace, give us a call. We can help you determine if we need to take a look at your HVAC system or if everything seems fine. Our expertly trained staff will know whether the noise you are detecting is a normal sound or one to be concerned about. In order to avoid needing us for emergency heating repair Toms River, call TRHAC soon as something sounds off.
Let Us Set Your Nerves at Ease
Sometimes a noise is just a noise. A furnace shouldn’t be disruptive to your daily life when it comes to sound, but it will inevitably make some noises. For example, you may hear a click or pop when the furnace first turns on. Many times, the pilot light being ignited sounds like this and is a totally normal noise. Another example is that some homeowners will report hearing banging noises coming from their ducts. This can most often be explained by the metal of the ductwork expanding and contracting as the hot or cold air travels through them.
We’ll Tell You When to be Concerned
Even though we just explained than many noises that your furnace makes can be normal, we never want you to assume all the noises you hear are okay. It is always better to contact us about any noise and be assured it’s nothing instead of finding out it was something too late.
You should always report any noise that sounds like a grinding to us as soon as possible. This is commonly an alert that the ball bearings in the blower motor need to be lubricated. During our inspection our technician will perform this task. However, if you neglected to call us for your Toms River HVAC maintenance, this may be a problem for you.
This may sound similar to what you hear in your car if you have trouble with a belt. It is usually the same for your furnace. It is best to call us as soon as possible so you can avoid emergency heating repair Toms River bills. Most belts will make a noise before they fail. If you are paying attention to your furnace, you should be able to detect any strange sounds that could indicate a belt that needs replacing.
A metal-on-metal scraping noise is great cause for concern. This could be a signal that your furnace blower wheel is damaged or having trouble operating properly. If you don’t attend to this red flag immediately, you could be left in the cold. It could be that the wheel is loose or may need replacing due to normal wear and tear.
Ignoring Signals Could Lead to Emergency Heating Repair Toms River
No matter what noise coming from you furnace you are concerned about, it is always better to ask us, the professionals to be safe. Some noises could be pointing to a problem with your pilot light or electrical. The danger of this is that it could lead to carbon monoxide poisoning. All homes should have at least one carbon monoxide detector per floor in their homes to protect themselves from this very dangerous occurrence. Just as the noises your in-home alarms make to alert you that there is something wrong, your furnace could be trying to tell you something is wrong. Don’t ignore it. Don’t overlook the first warning signs of trouble and find yourself needing us for emergency heating repair Toms River. As always, your best chance of avoiding a broken furnace this winter is to schedule regular inspections. Contact us today.