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The Tale of the Haunted Furnace

It’s the end of October, which means that Halloween decorations are all out in full swing. You’ve probably got a whole line-up of scary movies to look forward to, and maybe even a party with your family and friends. But one thing that shouldn’t be scaring you this spooky season is your furnace. Furnace systems that go bump in the night, or make shrieking sounds that haunt you are most likely in need of professional support.

This blog post is going to be informational and point you in the right direction when it comes to furnace repair in Nampa, ID. There are many different types of sounds a furnace can make, depending on the make and model, and each one is going to require a different type of repair. The important thing is that you and a professional can correctly identify the problem, get it diagnosed, and eventually have it fixed.

Five Noises to Pay Attention To

So, now that we know your furnace isn’t haunted, we should probably talk about what’s actually going on under the hood. If you’re hearing any of the following noises, then there’s a good chance the system needs to be repaired. Either it’s running inefficiently and will cost you more in the future, or it risks breaking down now or later on when components finally reach their limit.

  • A booming furnace. If your furnace is making a loud booming noise, then something is clearly wrong. Don’t call a priest—your system is definitely not possessed by a demon. Instead, call an HVAC technician to have the system cleaned and repaired. This sound is usually from a delayed ignition in a gas furnace. Over time, grime can build up on the furnace’s ignition system, causing the gas to pool up before it is ignited, releasing a miniature explosion. This is probably the booming that you’re hearing.
  • A shaking system. If your system is rumbling or shaking, this could also be a sign that the ignition is delayed. Remember, any shaking or movement causes friction, and this can be bad for the components of your system, especially for the ones in charge of keeping the unit safe.
  • A squealing heater. A gas furnace uses a blower system to transport the heat through your air ducts and into your home. That blower has a fan inside of it, and that fan relies on a motor with a rubber belt inside. If the belt starts deteriorating or fraying, then it will make a squealing noise that can be obnoxious. This component likely needs to be replaced.
  • A buzzing machine. A buzzing sound can usually indicate that the system is undergoing some kind of electrical malfunction. Constant clicking noises can tell you the same thing as well, which can both be fixed by a licensed professional.
  • A rattling unit. It’s not good when you hear a rattling sound. This can mean a screw or component is loose inside your HVAC system. This can compound into worse problems, so we recommend getting it fixed ASAP.

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