What is That Sound? Time to Check Your Heater!

Clunking, creaking, and scraping sounds are rarely a good sign. If you’re wondering, “Why is my heater making a loud noise?” Then it’s time to contact Herrmann Services. Explore the common reasons your heater may be making unusual noises in the Cincinnati area. Don’t worry about odd noises in the night, but trust your local, family-owned HVAC business for comprehensive furnace inspections and thorough HVAC repairs.

Noticing a Weird Sound? Here are 6 Reasons to Check Your Heater

First, it’s time to describe that weird sound coming from your heating system. Do you hear typical furnace sounds or a sign that your furnace needs emergency repair services? Odd sounds from your heater can be symptoms of a range of repair issues. Here are some common types of sounds a damaged heater may emit:

  • Popping
  • Screeching
  • Squealing
  • Rattling
  • Banging
  • Buzzing
  • Clicking

 

Popping sounds from your air vents are usually caused by the metal expanding and contracting. This is a normal sound. Unfortunately, other types of sounds could mean a loose part, lack of lubricant, or damaged component. Work with our team at Herrmann Services to find a diagnosis for your weird heater sounds.

 

Don’t live with unusual or irritating noises from your furnace. These sounds are rarely common side effects, so treat them as an emergency until our team can inspect your heater and offer a repair solution. Here are six reasons to give us a call quickly if you hear any of these noises.

1. Avoid Carbon Monoxide Leaks

Most heaters use natural gas or propane. Both of these fuel sources are colorless and virtually odorless. A gas leak not only increases the risk of a sudden fire, but a cracked heat exchanger can also lead to carbon monoxide poisoning.

 

Protect your family with prompt heater repair. Our emergency repair team can come to your home in Cincinnati or Northern Kentucky to quickly inspect the issue and propose a solution. A gas leak may not cause an unusual noise, so be sure to check for odd odors coming from your furnace or air vent.

2. Increase the Lifetime of Your Heater

Many screeching, squealing sounds are caused by a corroded part. A little lubrication can go a long way in restoring the quiet, normal sound of your furnace. Schedule a free inspection and affordable maintenance service from our team. We’ll diagnose the unusual sound and offer a repair solution.

 

A little preventative maintenance can go a long way in keeping your heater operating. Over time, a screeching, scraping part can damage a motor or other component. This turns an affordable lubrication maintenance step into a major repair bill. Help your heater provide warm air for years to come with a preventative maintenance schedule.

3. Reduce Your Heating Bills

A dirty air filter, scraping components, and other issues can reduce the efficiency of your furnace. All that scraping, clanging, and grinding you hear means your furnace is working overtime to keep your home warm. Excess work means more wear and higher electric bills.

 

One way to reduce your bills is to service your furnace. Another is to ask about a new, energy-efficient alternative. Some unusual noises mean it’s time to retire your heater, so consider a new unit with a higher efficiency rating and whisper-quiet operation. Competitive financing solutions help you invest in a new furnace without spending a large amount without warning.

4. Avoid Sudden Furnace Failure

A continuous grinding noise from your heater may be annoying, but hearing it stop isn’t a good sign either. Some loud noises are the first signs that your heater is about to stop altogether. A worn-out motor, frayed belt, or other issues will often give off loud sounds before failing.

 

You need your heater to operate all winter long. Don’t wait for office hours to contact our team about any unusual furnace sounds. Our speedy services and family business dedication give you peace of mind as we inspect your heater and recommend any maintenance issues. Prompt service calls can halt the cause of a noisy furnace before it causes your heater to fail.

5. Keep Your Warranty Going

Do you have a warranty on your heater? Some manufacturers’ warranties last for years, but only as long as you have your furnace periodically inspected and maintained by a licensed contractor. At Herrmann Services, we offer the necessary maintenance service calls you need to keep your warranty going. There’s nothing worse than voiding your warranty right before you need it the most.

6. Improve Your Indoor Air Quality

A dirty filter, dusty furnace, and clogged vents affect your indoor air quality. Don’t continue to recirculate the same dusty, contaminated air, but invest in a HEPA filter and professional air duct cleaning services. Our team helps you get the most out of your HVAC system with whole-home air filtration.

 

Any rattling or sucking sounds may be caused by debris in your vents. A clogged air filter also makes your furnace work harder, increasing your heat bill and increasing the risk of a maintenance issue. A whole-system clean is surprisingly affordable, so contact our team to enjoy fresh, clean air throughout your house.

Schedule a Heater Inspection from Herrmann Services Today

At Herrmann Services, we treat you like family. Sign up for our Family Plan Club for affordable repair services and regular tune-ups to avoid these odd noises. If you have a heater making worrisome sounds, contact us today. Restore your efficient furnace and enjoy a quiet home with our comprehensive HVAC services.