Disturbed By Furnace Noise? 3 Reasons Professional Assistance May Be Necessary

Posted On: April 04, 2012

A rumble or squeal coming from your heating system may cause you to become disturbed by furnace noise and for good reason. When your furnace makes strange noises, it’s generally a sign that the furnace is malfunctioning. With the help of an experienced heating and cooling company, you can pinpoint what’s wrong with the furnace and what options you have to correct the problem.

Some homeowners do not take unusual furnace sounds seriously and simply ignore them as long as the furnace is still producing heat. This is a bad idea since small problems in furnaces have a way of developing into bigger ones. Three common problems associated with odd furnace noises are:

  • A slipped motor or blower belt
  • Poorly adjusted pilot light
  • Dirty gas burners

All three of these problems require professional assistance in order to correctly repair the furnace. After a full evaluation, the repair technician will determine the cause of the noise and address it accordingly. Inform the technician that you are disturbed by furnace noise and when the sounds first began. Typically, furnace repairs consist of belt tightening or repair (in older models), cleaning gas burners, lubricating parts, replacing the air filter or adjusting the pilot light. In some cases, a more serious problem might be causing the noise, such as a cracked heat exchanger.

A malfunctioning furnace will increase your energy use and may pose a safety hazard. By scheduling regular furnace maintenance and dealing with noise problems as soon as possible, you will decrease your total energy cost, maintain smooth operations, and keep your family safe and comfortable.

For more information on what to do if you are disturbed by furnace noise, consult the professionals at Ernst Heating & Cooling. We serve the Metro-East.

Ernst Heating & Cooling services Hamel, Illinois and the surrounding areas. Visit our website to see our special offers and get started today!

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