Five Reasons Your Furnace is Making Noise
- September 17, 2022
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The majority of mechanical equipment makes some noise when it works. Although furnaces aren’t an exception, they shouldn’t be particularly noisy.
Loud and unexpected noises from your furnace, such as scraping, pounding, whistling, and popping, could indicate a loose component, damaged heat exchanger, or unclean gas burners.
In this blog, technicians from Prime Genius mentioned some typical furnace noises and their most likely causes.
Noises of Scraping
If your furnace makes a scraping sound, your ball bearings may be worn out. On the other hand, the blower wheel might have come loose as well. Switching off the heat and contact us for an effective fix.
The Noises of Banging and Popping
When warm air strikes cold metal in ducts, generating expansion, soft popping noises are often expected. However, the burners are probably unclean if your furnace makes many popping noises. Your heat exchanger will develop cracks if this is left unattended and will accumulate gas.
A heating system should typically emit a mild hum when it is operating. A loud hum could signal a capacitor or fan issue, reducing your heater’s capacity to conserve energy.
A blocked air filter may cause the whistling sound to come from your furnace. Try replacing your air filter and listen to see if the eerie sound disappears.
A high-pitched screeching sound coming from your furnace is a sign that there is something wrong with the motor, like a worn belt. With the right tools and equipment, an issue can be quickly fixed if it is identified in its early stages. Before your furnace develops more severe problems, have the belt repaired by a qualified technician from Prime Genius Inc.
If your furnace has any of the mentioned issues, call us at 916-400-0442 to fix the problem.
Prime Genius Heating and Air Conditioning is a well-known and well-reputed company for repairing and delivering heating, air conditioning, appliance, or appliance repair or installation services on residential or commercial properties.