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6 Spooky Noises Your Heater May Make

Did you finally turn on your heater recently? Many people have as our nights have started to get downright cold. The problem that you might have encountered though is that running your heater created some concerning side effects.

Any concerns that you have in regard to your heater’s operation are worth reaching out to us for. Hopefully, a quick filter change, thermostat adjustment, or even a tune-up will resolve the issue. In some cases though, you may need a heater repair in Charlottesville, VA. Whatever you need to get your heater back in optimal shape, our team can help.

Listen to Your Heater!

If you are noticing any of the following noises from your heating system, it may mean it is time to schedule repairs from one of our expert team members.

  1. Rattling: Your heater shouldn’t make a racket while it operates. If your heater has started to make a rattling or even a clanging noise then it means that you may have a loose blower door or other loose parts inside the heater.
  2. Screeching: This less-than-enjoyable sound should be one that prompts a quick response. That is because screeching or squealing sounds from a heater are created by metal scraping against metal, such as with a dry blower motor belt or dry bearings. The sooner you get this addressed, the better.
  3. Bubbling: Even if you had a boiler, you shouldn’t be hearing boiling coming from your heater. Bubbling is a likely indicator in a heat pump that there is a leak in your refrigerant line. The bubbling is created by the air that becomes trapped within the line.
  4. Hissing: Another sign of a problem with your heater could be the sound of hissing air. This isn’t the same as the whoosh of air. Hissing may indicate stifled airflow coming through a dirty filter, or from air escaping through leaks in your ductwork. It might also be a sign that you have a leak in your refrigerant line that is allowing gaseous refrigerant to escape. Hissing isn’t good to hear so make sure to have your heater checked out.
  5. Booming: If you have a gas furnace and it creates a boom when it turns on, you’ll need to turn the system off and call for repairs. This likely indicates that your furnace burners have debris clogging them and delaying the ignition of the gas. When that built-up gas suddenly ignites it creates that boom—and a higher risk for damage along with it.
  6. Silence: Your heater isn’t going to be completely silent while in operation. If it is, then it isn’t operating and you absolutely need to have it checked out.

If you hear any of the above warning sounds from your heating system, don’t delay in getting your system the care it needs. You can reach out to our team to get your heater fixed in a timely manner.

We can’t control the weather outside of your home, but we can control the weather inside your home. Schedule repairs for your heating system with Mack Morris Heating & Air Conditioning.

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