Every mechanical device makes noise during operation, but there is a difference between normal operational noises and noises that indicate something may be wrong. There are normal sounds your furnace will make as it cycles, such as a click when the system turns on, or a whoosh sound as the air moves through the vents. But there are other sounds that can indicate it’s time for heating repair in Acton. If you hear one of these sounds, call Basnett Plumbing & Heating and schedule an appointment with one of our trained specialists.
Sounds That Can Indicate Problems with Your Heating
Here are a few examples of sounds that your furnace should not make:
- Wobbling noise – If it sounds as though a component in your furnace is unbalanced, the blower wheel may be loose.
- Screeching noise – a screeching noise can be indicative of a loose or worn belt, or issues with the fan motor.
- Booming – a booming noise occurs when the burners are so dirty that the ignition process does not happen instantaneously, as it should. As a result, a small amount of gas will build in the time it takes the burner to light, and when it does light, causes a boom sound. This is a potentially dangerous situation and a technician should be called as soon as possible.
- Thumping – blower systems have ball bearings at each end of the blower shaft. If these bearings become too dry or move out of alignment, they may make a low-level thumping sound as your system operates.
Can I Fix It Myself?
It can be very tempting to try and repair certain things on your own, especially when it’s cold out and you may not be getting the warmth you need from your heating system. Trying to repair a heating system problem on your own is not advisable for several reasons, the top reason being your safety. Heating systems require expert knowledge for repair; unless you have expert knowledge, it’s best to call for a technician.
If your heater is acting up, Basnett Plumbing & Heating is ready and available to help you with all your heating repair needs, so call us today!