The Noises you Might Hear from the Furnace


Heating systems are an important part of your home. They help keep you and your family members warm during the cold winter months. It is important to understand when your heating system might be in need of repairs.  A common sign that your system might need repairs is when you hear the system making strange noises.  It is important to catch the need for repairs in time to have them fixed before they cause larger, more complicated issues.

If you are hearing a grinding noise, this can be a common noise heard from a heating system that is having problems functioning properly.  When you hear a grinding noise, it usually means that some of the parts in your heating system might be scraping against other parts in the system. The grinding noises could also be a sign that a bent fan blade is striking a metal component that is nearby, a part of the motor could be overheating, or a piece of debris could also be stuck in the blades of the fan.

A loud banging noise coming from your heating system could mean that your radiator is broken or not functioning properly.  Replacing a radiator can be very expensive and time consuming, so you want to be sure you investigate a banging noise immediately.  A banging noise that occurs when the heat kicks on is a sign that the radiator is in need of repairs.

Another common noise heard from a defective heating system could be a humming noise.  A common cause of this type of noise could be that the heating system is working too hard and might be in danger of shutting down.  The humming can be caused by the motors in the fan or some other part of the heating system working too hard to do the job it is designed for. If you notice an odd noise or anything out of the norm, make sure to contact us so we can inspect the furnace and HVAC system for you.