Spooky Sounds Your Furnace Makes

Spooky Sounds Your Furnace Makes

October is full of scary sights and sounds — fake spider webs adorning the fronts of houses, foods decorated as dismembered fingers, and candy bowls that scream at you when you try to grab a Snickers. As much as you may want to avoid some sounds, you should pay attention to some spooky sounds your furnace makes.

Spooky Sounds Your Furnace Makes

Screeching Noises

If your furnace is letting out sounds that resemble a tweeting bird or metal scraping, you may have a problem with your blower wheel or motor. Those broken parts can rub against the furnace casing and cause the screeching.

Constant Clicking Noises

Constant clicking is a sign that you have a problem with your ignition system. This could be due to flame issues, a malfunctioning flame sensor, or faulty gas line, amongst other things. Since gas is involved, you should call your HVAC technician right away to fix the problem.

Rattling Noises

If you hear rattling coming from your furnace, your ducts may be loose or your furnace may not be sitting evenly on a flat surface. Check how the furnace is sitting to determine the issue.

Booming Noises

Booming noises are often a sign that your burners are dirty, and they can’t igniting properly. When the gas is finally able to ignite, the result is a loud boom. Since these are essentially mini explosions, you should get these looked at right away.

At Wahl Family Heating, Cooling, and Plumbing, your family’s comfort and safety is of the utmost importance. We offer top-quality heating system repairs for the Pittsburgh metro area. For more information or to schedule a service, call us at (412) 265-2662.