To keep the Las Vegas, NV locals warm and comfortable in the cool months, furnaces are often used. When the furnaces are not operating correctly, it can uncomfortable and usually inconvenient. Early detection can prevent the wear from worsening and increasing the repair costs. Where many issues can be averted with routine maintenance care, there are some issues that present themselves as an emergency. We at Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating would like to elaborate om the common furnace problems to look out for as we get closer to the colder months.
Furnace Making a Loud Banging Noise when it Kicks On
When your furnace kicks on, the loud pop can be the cause of a few things; the most common suspects include a dusty furnace burner or ignitor. When the gas finally ignites, it can produce a loud bang. With a safety risk, the small explosions can lead to the heat exchanger to crack, increasing the hazard. Not only is everyone exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning, replacing the heat exchanger can be a fairly pricey repair. After the heating system start up, the loud bang is created when the blower starts up the expanding and contracting air ducts, especially metal ducts. A symptom of undersized ducts, obstructed vents, or a clogged air filter are also the banging noises.
Furnace Makes Scraping Noise
The sounds of metal on metal, or the scraping sounds usually indicate there is an issue with the blower wheel. Call a heating and A/C expert immediately to investigate the furnace should you hear the scraping sounds. The blower wheel could have simply come loose and be tightened if there was no other damage to it, or in more extreme issues the motor mount is broken resulting in an incontrollable shaking blower assembly in addition to just being worn.
Furnace Making Squealing or Whistling Noise
In the event you hear a high-pitched noise coming from the furnace, the source can be a blower belt issue, the shaft bearings are in need of oil, or a faulty blower motor. With a scheduled seasonal tune-up to target the cause and make the necessary repairs or adjustments.
Furnace Blowing Cold Air
Deriving from a thermostat inefficiency, one of the most common culprits to not getting the warm air is the thermostat. Ensure the thermostat is set to “auto” and not “on.” Keeping it on “auto” enables the warm air will be released appropriately as opposed to the to the “on,” setting where your heating system will blow continuously. If the thermostat is on point, check the air filters next. When the airflow is restricted, it can prevent warm air from getting distributed. Every 1-3 months, the filters should be replaced or cleaned, according to the type of filter. You need to change the more frequently if you have indoor pets, live in a dusty area, have multiple occupants in the home, smokers, and/or those who suffer from allergies and asthma. Another common issue is faulty air ducts, whether they are leaking, are not properly connected, or poorly designed, the warm air might be impeded. Also, you will likely see a difference in the utility bills in addition to the discomfort.
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Where many of the above issues can be resolved with a furnace tune-up, some instances are the result of human error, or wear and tear. If you need a furnace tune-up or require repairs, contact Air Supply Air Conditioning & Heating and let our experienced and qualified specialists do the rest.