As we move into heating season, and the stress on your furnace increases, it’s important to keep an eye out for any problems that may develop. The faster you can get your system repaired, the more damage you can prevent and the better off it will be. One of the easiest ways to find a problem with your furnace early is to listen for any strange noises coming from the furnace. Let’s take a look at some of the more common furnace noises that indicate a problem.
Short cycling is a behavior in which your furnace turns itself on and off every couple of minutes. While this may not seem like that big of a deal, it’s actually a major threat to your system. Short cycling puts the system under more stress than it’s designed to handle, causing parts to wear down faster and shortening the lifespan of the furnace by a number of years. If you hear your system short cycling call for repairs right away.
The air handler is the part of the furnace responsible for circulating air throughout the house during operation. In order to cope with a lot of the friction that is generated during operation, the part is equipped with oiled bearings. These bearings wear down over time, causing the friction on the air handler motor to increase and generating a loud grinding sound. If you hear this sound, call for repairs as soon as possible. If the bearings are not replaced promptly, the air handler motor could overheat and burn itself out. It’s far cheaper to replace the bearings than to replace the entire air handler.
Climate Masters provides a full range of furnace repair services throughout Point Vedra, FL. If you need furnace services of any kind, call today to schedule an appointment.