Scheduling your furnace installation with a qualified professional and keeping up with regular, preventive maintenance can help keep your furnace operating as efficiently and effectively as possible. Every now and then, though, even with meticulous service and care, problems do come up. There are few things more disconcerting to a homeowner than the development of strange noises emanating from the furnace in their Tacoma home.
At Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning we like to remind homeowners that some noises from your furnace are either no problem at all or tend to be minor. This does not mean that you should not seek professional services if you are concerned about your furnace, of course, but rather that you should keep calm and not assume the worst. Here are a few examples of common furnace noises and their causes.
Many homeowners may notice a high pitched whining sound coming from their furnace. There are a lot of possible causes that may lead to such a sound, and many are easy to resolve. A belt in your furnace may be loose or bearings may need lubrication. It may also be indicative of leaking air ducts.
A low rumbling sound coming from your furnace may occur as the air ducts acclimate to the warm air flowing through them. If it is persistent, though, you may have a problem with your pilot light or burners. Obviously this is a problem that should be dealt with right away, so be sure to call us the moment you have cause for concern. Simply paying attention to your furnace is a great way to keep it operating safely.
One of the most common sounds you may hear during the operation of your furnace is a rattling. This will generally result from a loose component of the furnace. It may not be that simple, though, and this rattling sound may actually pose a serious threat. If your heat exchanger is malfunctioning or there is a problem with the combustion chamber you may experience a carbon monoxide leak. Again, only a Tacoma heating professional service technician can tell you for sure.
When you notice strange sounds coming from your furnace in Tacoma it is always best to call a professional. As you can see, there are a variety of possible causes to these sounds. A professional from Bob’s Heating & Air Conditioning can determine if there is any real cause for concern.