The mornings and evenings in the Pacific Northwest are getting chilly, so you may have found yourself relying on your furnace to keep you warm! You’ve probably become used to the sounds that your furnace makes when it kicks on, but if there are some new noises that have developed recently that have you scratching your head, let us help. There may be a specific issue that needs to be addressed.
What are the causes of a loud furnace?
If you hear banging or a clanking sound, this could mean that there is a part of your system that has become loose or damaged. This could be an urgent issue that needs to be fixed right away, as other parts of the furnace could be damaged as a result of one damaged part. If it’s ignored for too long, the furnace could breakdown completely and may need to be replaced altogether.
If you hear a whining or whistling noise, this could mean there is a problem linked to the ductwork in the home. Gaps in ducts could cause a whistle and this means that the efficiency of your furnace is not up to par. Whistling noises could also mean that your filters are dirty and that they need to be cleaned out. Change or clean your filters every month.
If you notice a high-pitched screeching noise, this could be alarming and indicate that there is something wrong with the motor that blows the air. Perhaps it has come loose or is broken, or just needs to be lubricated so it can run smoothly.
If you’re experiencing other noises that we haven’t covered here, we’re happy to come and take a look at the system and see what’s going on. Our specialists at Specialty Heating & Cooling are experienced and can find and diagnose the problem quickly so you can run your furnace in peace and quiet in the comfort of your own home.
In addition, it’s important to stay on top of regular maintenance by having a team of professionals come out and service your furnace regularly. When your heating system is maintained in this way, these types of noises can usually be avoided altogether. Taking care of your home’s furnace is just like changing the oil or getting a tune-up on your car: this type of care means you’ll help prevent problems from happening in the future and you’ll maintain optimal comfort and efficiency throughout the year!
Contact our award winning service team today for an appointment!