Why is My Furnace so Loud?

Loud furnace noises come from all kinds of reasons. The problem is to understand the cause, and from there, see how the situation can be remedied. You may be able to fix some of the problems yourself; others will require the expertise of an HVAC specialist.

Loud noises coming from your furnace while it is running could be caused by any of a number of issues. For example, you may have a problem with the fan that blows hot air through your vents. That might be due to the fan bearings being worn out. In that case, these bearings will need to be replaced.

If your furnace is making a loud noise just as it starts, this could be caused by a serious problem called “delayed ignition.” This occurs when unburned oil builds up in the fire box chamber and is ignited all at once. This can be dangerous, and you should call a qualified HVAC specialist immediately. Read More

Heating Options for the Winter Season

In many areas of the country, hearing a furnace kicking on in their homes is just as much a part of the winter acoustics as the sound of a snow plow clearing the roads, or a shovel hitting a sidewalk. It’s true that a reliable furnace is very much an integral part of surviving the bitter cold months but it’s not the only way to heat a house. Many homeowners have integrated alternate or secondary heating options in the case that their furnace goes out or just as a way to ease some of the pressure from the HVAC system and lower the utility bills.

Some of the more popular heating options include:

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Furnace Not Kicking On? Here’s Why

A furnace not kicking on is one of the most alarming things of the winter. There you are nestled in on a chilly winter night watching movies. You press the thermostat up a couple more times and nothing. What once was just a nuisance is quickly turning into a cause for panic as the potential dangers start to run in your head – what if the pipes freeze, what if your electronics are damaged, what if we freeze?

Ideally, the problem of your furnace not turning on will happen during the day and at the very beginning of the heating season. Unfortunately though that’s not always the case because of all the variables that could be causing the issue. Here are some potential causes and fixes of this very stressful scenario: Read More