No one wants to hear unsettling noises from their furnace. Here are four of the most common reasons for furnace noises that you'll want taken care of.
1. Delayed Ignition
One of the most common noises made by an unhappy furnace is heard only when it starts to turn on. Delayed ignition causes a loud boom or bang as the furnace starts up, which can be startling in the middle of an otherwise quiet winter evening.
Modern furnaces are complex appliances made of many different parts. All of these parts must work together for your furnace to work as it should. One part that can be overlooked is the air filter.
A dirty air filter might not seem like a big deal, but running your furnace with a dirty filter could cause serious damage and create the need for costly furnace repairs.
Poor Heating Performance
One of the most common reasons homeowners contact a furnace repair professional is a change in the heating performance of their furnace.
If your furnace was working and suddenly shuts off, but won't turn back on again, it's a problem. If you are experiencing extreme temperatures at the time, your home will start to cool down in no time at all. If you don't have any other source of heat, such as a fireplace, you could end up needing to leave your home until you can get your furnace working again. Leaving your home in the cold can result in freezing pipes and other issues with your home.
Air conditioning systems will require some preventative care if the system is to be protected from the various hazards that it will face. In particular, the fall and winter months can pose some unique challenges for both new and older air conditioning systems.
Protect The Exterior Components From The Elements
The exterior parts of your HVAC system will be the most exposed to performance problems and malfunctions related to weather exposure.
If you're like most people, then you probably don't spend a lot of time thinking about your air conditioner. You just expect it to do its job, and you only notice or think about it when it doesn't.
Unfortunately, air conditioners won't just continue to work properly without regular maintenance and care. For this reason, you should work with a professional service to get your system set up on a regular schedule of repairs and maintenance.