There are sounds normally associated with your home’s heating system. Creaking and popping noises are completely usual as the pipes expand and contract as the heating cycle progresses, although these can be lessened through proper installation. There are sounds, however, that may indicate issues where you will need to call the help of heating and air conditioning repair technicians and in this short guide, we will discuss common noises and what they could mean for your system.
Extremely Loud Noises
Let’s take care of the fairly obvious first. Call for heating and air conditioning repairs if you have unusually loud noises that sound like a train running through your boiler room. Often times, these noises come from the chimney and indicate a chimney fire. This is an extreme case and must be dealt with immediately. Your system’s chimney should remain quiet. However, there are signs you can look out for, such as excessive soot and smoke, that indicate a bigger problem.
Loud Banging Noises
You will often need the help of heating and air conditioning repair professionals to deal with abnormally loud sounds. If you hear banging noises whenever you start up your system, this usually indicates a “puffback.” A puffback happens when the heating system blows soot and smoke through the barometric damper and can be quite dangerous, not to mention messy. Call the professionals immediately.
Continuous Buzzing Sounds
Many people tend to forego heating and air conditioning repairs for sounds they hear continuously because it’s easy to think that these are normal. Heating systems are designed to run quietly. They are not perfectly silent, but they are meant to run unnoticeably in the background. If you hear humming, clicking, or buzzing sounds coming off your system, these could indicate the burner has gone “off on safety,” as many pros put it. This could be a symptom of a much larger problem and you will need to call for repair services to have it addressed.
If It Sounds Like You May Need Help
Trust Bartlett Heating & Air Conditioning to keep your home’s systems running as smoothly and as quietly as it can. Call us today at (630) 504-7855. Services are available in Elgin, IL, and all surrounding areas.