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Don’t Ignore Strange Noises Coming from Your Furnace!

The furnace is the preferred home heating system of many, which is not really hard to understand. Furnaces are fairly affordable, they heat homes promptly with their forced air heating style, and they can be very efficient. They are not, however, perfect. 

All heating systems will occasionally encounter operational problems. The key to minimizing the risk of serious damages or system failure is to resolve these problems promptly. That means recognizing the warning signs, and scheduling furnace repairs in Bolingbrook, IL at the first sign of trouble. Strange noises should definitely raise some red flags.

  • Scraping sounds are likely the result of metal scraping against metal. This could very well mean that your blower wheel has come loose fro the motor shaft and is hitting its casing. The motor mount may also have broken, or the blower wheel itself may be damaged.
  • Banging sounds are startling and could indicate a serious problem with delayed ignition. If your furnace is not igniting properly, too much fuel could build up in the combustion chamber. This means that there is essentially a small explosion happening in the chamber. Obviously, this is not a problem that you should ignore.
  • Squealing sounds could mean that there is a frayed or slipped blower belt in the furnace. The motor may also be malfunctioning, or there may simply be insufficient lubrication on a moving part in the furnace. Whatever the case may be, you want to have the problem resolved promptly so that further damage is not done to the system, putting your comfort in jeopardy.

When the furnace is still up and running, it can be all too easy to ignore potential signs of trouble. We really must remind you that swift action is always in your best interest. If your furnace is making strange new sounds, be sure to contact a member of our team right away.

DuAll Heating & Cooling is here to handle any furnace repairs that you may need.

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