Is It Normal To Have A Noisy Furnace?
If your furnace is an old model, then it could be considered normal.
But if the noise seems to never stop and is getting louder and louder every time, then it is not something that you should ignore. And if your furnace is a new one, then hearing strange sounds is definitely unusual.
It is then important to know what is causing the noise and what can be done to solve it. To avoid further dangers, it is best to let a qualified HVAC professional like the professionals at Pure Air Solutions, LLC inspect your furnace for furnace repair and installation.
Here are some different sounds you may encounter that could mean your furnace needs repairs and professional services.
Hearing loud scraping noises like metals rubbing each other is never normal. Turn off the furnace immediately.
- The blower wheel is loosened and is hitting the blower casing
- A broken motor mount
Whistling noises generally have something to do with airflow.
- Gaps in the duct
- Dirty or clogged filters
- Too small of ducts
Loud Banging Noises
- Dirty furnace burners
- Air ducts that are expanding and contracting
High-Pitched Squealing Noises
- Blower belt is loose
- Shaft bearings need lubricated
- Blower motor malfunctioning
Rattling And Vibration
- Loose ducts need screwing
- The furnace needs something underneath such as a cork or rubber pads
If you have a small budget and need to save up, some fixes can be done on your own.
However, if there are any small flames or sparks with your noisy furnace, do not attempt to do any fixes by yourself as you may endanger yourself, your loved ones, and your home.
You should hire professional HVAC services like Pure Air Solutions, LLC. At Pure Air Solutions, LLC, your safety and security are our top priority, call us today to schedule an appointment today.