Call for Furnace Repair When You Hear These 4 NoisesFurnace repair is highly important at this time of year. Even if you have only lived in New England for just a few years, you know how harsh and unforgiving the winter can be here. On top of shoveling out your car from the snowfall and making sure you have enough layers of clothes to wear, you also need to make sure your home heating needs are met. This means paying attention to signs of a problem, including furnace noises. When a furnace begins making odd sounds, some homeowners won’t bat an eyelash, but it could be your furnace’s way of saying it needs help. Ignoring sounds may see you spend so much more on furnace repair and eventual replacement. You may also be wondering exactly what the sounds mean, but what you may not realize is that each sound is indicative of a different issue. For example, booming noises may indicate much a different problem compared to a clicking or screeching one. If you can’t tell what each sign means, you may struggle to describe your problems to a professional when the time comes for repair. As we enter yet another winter season, you can’t afford to remain unknowledgeable on the subject, so now is a better time than ever to brush on your knowledge of the subject!
How Can Cranney Home Services Help You?Cranney Home Services is here to help you stay warm and comfortable, even when that rough New England weather threatens to turn your home into a block of ice. We have a team of heating contractors ready to assist with your every need. Even if you think your furnace problems are beyond fixing, think again. Our heating system repairs will be sure to provide the right solution for your home. When you consider the average cost of furnace repair today averages around $268, with some repairs costing over $400, durable repairs from a licensed, fully-trained heating contractor at Cranney Home Services will ensure you avoid high spending on future repair bills. You will also enjoy greater savings on utility bills due to improved energy efficiency. Even better, you won’t have to worry about furnace replacement either, which otherwise would’ve been a possibility had you allowed problems with the system to continue. Plus, with a better-working furnace in your home, there’s no denying learning a little bit more will do a lot for home comfort. Guaranteed warmth during the winter’s roughest days begins with a call to Cranney!
4 Common Furnace Repair SignsWhile your furnace can make plenty of noises, the team at Cranney Home Services would identify these 4 as the most common:
- Chirping: Though not immediately concerning, chirping noises often occur when the unit has simply not been used for a long time. It usually just means the furnace the unit is warming back up from a long period of sleep. The noise goes away when the furnace has been on for a few minutes. In the case where these noises are persistent, your belt likely needs replacement or needs some sort of maintenance. Please call Cranney Home Services for help immediately to further inspect the problem.
- Booming: Booming noises indicate a delayed ignition problem. This may actually damage the furnace if you do not seek furnace service soon enough. This problem occurs when your thermostat requests heat from the furnace and a gas valve opens, sending gas to the burners of the furnace. If the gas is not ignited immediately, the gas will build up in the furnace and create a huge fire hazard, as the gas will build up until it finally ignites and causes an explosion.
- Rattling: If you hear a loud rattling noise coming from your furnace, it could actually mean that part of it is coming loose. The rattling that you hear is the noise that is caused by that component banging against other components. However, it is also possible that a rattling noise can mean the presence of a gas leak in the system, which can be highly concerning if that gas is carbon monoxide. Call for help immediately before you put your family at risk of exposure.
- Clicking: A clicking noise may indicate a problem with the thermocouple, which is a flame sensor that opens a gas valve to the furnace burners when it detects a pilot flame. It may also mean a problem with the pilot flame itself, with it being unable to strike the thermocouple correctly. If the flame sensor does not sense that the flame is lit, the spark ignitor will simply spark over and over until it gives up. It could also be that the gas valve is not energized, especially if it remains shut.
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