Convinced the Furnace Is Playing Percussion? Don’t Ignore HVAC Noises

We know that at Dyess Air & Plumbing, It’s normal for furnaces to make a little noise and emit a few pings and dings as the equipment warms and air flows through the system. But, if you are asking, "my furnace makes a high-pitched noise" what is that? It could be a worn belt, lack of lubrication for the motor or even a worn motor bearing. Furnace noises that seem like persistent renditions of “Jingle Bells,” or some other tune, on the other hand, can indicate serious malfunctions. HVAC noises like hissing, screeching and squealing can be problematic as well. Here’s why you shouldn’t ignore new or unusual sounds coming from your HVAC system.

Noise Could Signal Damage

Furnace noises can be a source of amusement when they remind you of your favorite tune. However, don’t neglect the fact that those noises signify that a timely furnace repair is in order. Loud clangs, bangs, or high-pitched shrieks usually mean that a part has come loose and is rattling around. If not promptly repaired, the broken part is sure to cause more damage. Odd noises are often an early indicator that your HVAC system could be suffering and in need of repair. Unless you take quick action, these problems can lead to an emergency furnace replacement.

Danger in Delay

Furnace motors rarely give up the ghost without sounding a warning. If you catch the problem early, you can often avoid the cost of a replacement motor with an inexpensive furnace repair. Here’s what to listen for:

  • A worn belt often emits a squealing sound before breaking.
  • Lack of adequate lubrication can cause the motor to operate loudly.
  • A worn motor bearing can generate a grinding, rattling or shrieking noise.

Schedule System Checkups with Farmer’s

Regular preventive maintenance is the best way to avoid the problems associated with noisy furnace operation. At Farmer’s Heating & Air Conditioning, we provide professional tune-ups for residences and businesses throughout the Hilton Head region. Furnace maintenance doesn’t just keep your heater running more efficiently. You benefit from necessary repairs that eliminate problems that cause furnace and HVAC noises. Regular maintenance also safeguards you against the fire hazards and health dangers that result from a faulty furnace.

Don’t let a noisy furnace spoil your peace and quiet. For more information about furnace replacements & repairs and maintenance call (843) 242-0855 or use our online form today.

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