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What’s That Weird Heater Noise?

You turn on your heater and the peace and quiet of your home is completely disrupted. At first, you were trying to sweep this problem under the rug because you didn’t want to deal with the issue. Who wants a heating technician in their home during the height of the heating season? We understand why you’d want to avoid this, but we’re going to make it as easy as possible for you.

When you ignore a heating noise that you hear, you’re only going to allow the problem to get worse. We specialize in heating repair in Pottstown, PA. You don’t need to worry about anything when you rely on our professionals for work. This is because we’re responsible professionals who understand how to perform quality work in a reasonable amount of time. We’re going to help you with what you need.

Heating Noises You Might Hear

Here are the heating noises that you might hear coming from your heater this winter:

1.      Starting and Stopping

We know that this isn’t a classic “sound” that you’re expecting to be listed here, but starting and stopping is a sound that you might hear. What you’ll probably notice is the sound of your home’s heating system starting over and over again. If it’s happening in close succession, this might actually be annoying to you.

We don’t want you to brush this off as a minor annoyance. We want you to notice this and call a professional. This is called “short cycling” and it’s a sign that your heating system is suffering.

2.      Buzzing

Buzzing or vibrating is a noise that you might hear when you have a motor or a blower that’s on the decline. This is a sign that heater repair is in your future so call now.

3.      Banging

Any loud noises are bad when they’re coming from your heater. Banging is a noise that you might hear can indicate a couple of different things. If you notice a banging sound happening when your heater kicks on, then you’re heating your ignition going haywire.

If you hear banging going on while your heater is actually operating, then you might be having trouble with a loose part going haywire.

4.      Squealing

Any squealing or squeaking noises is typically the sign that you have a loose blower or a worn down fan belt. We’re here to help you through this.

5.      Whistling

Your furnace has started to whistle like it’s a tea kettle. You find this odd and it’s definitely something that’s made you raise an eyebrow. We want it to be enough for you to raise your phone up in the air and dial our number.

Here’s why—whistling or even hissing are the sounds of air moving where it shouldn’t in your system. You might have a leak in your ductwork, some gapping, or another problem along these lines. You can also think of this sound as money flying out of the window. If you have any circulation problems, then you’re wasting your heating on places you won’t feel it.

Contact Platinum Plumbing & Heating, Inc. for your heating services this winter.

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