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What Do I Do If My Furnace Sounds Haunted?

October 31, 2018

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It’s October and that means it’s spooky season! Kids (and sometimes parents, or even pets!) are dressed as ghouls, and goblins and will soon be knocking on your door looking for tricks or treats. But sometimes there are creaks, bangs, and bumps inside your home. It’s not a ghost, but it could be a problem with your furnace. But have no fear, your favorite furnace guys are here!

If you’re hearing whistling and banging sounds coming from your furnace, that’s usually a tell-tale sign that your furnace is not operating the way it should be. Loud bangs typically signal that your furnace blowers need a cleaning. It could also be an issue with the ducts connected to your furnace.

Clanks and scrapes usually means your furnace’s blower has a problem. It could be loose or broken, and you should contact us for a check-up as soon as possible. Howling and whistling suggests that the fuel supply to your burners is being restricted, or you may have a belt or some bearings loose.

If you hear a low rumbling in your furnace, it’s not a troll—it probably means your furnace needs a cleaning. Dust and particles can also accumulate and cause a blockage inside your furnace, causing it to make some rumbling booming sounds.

But spooky sounds aren’t the only indicator that something isn’t right with your furnace. Furnaces all need a little TLC to make sure they stay in tip-top shape. One indicator that your furnace may need a tune-up is a scarily high energy bill. When your furnace isn’t properly cleaned and repaired, it can’t run as efficiently as it should, causing your heating costs to fly higher than a witch’s broomstick.

Another sign can be hot and cold spots in different rooms in your home. Have you ever walked into a room that’s ten degrees cooler than the rest of your house and wondered if there was a spirit present? There probably isn’t; Inconsistent heating between different rooms is another sign that your furnace is probably in need of a tune-up. Your HVAC system should be able to keep up with the changing weather patterns, no matter what season you’re in.

Getting a furnace tune-up is a preventative measure that can catch small issues before they become expensive problems. Similar to a well-tuned broomstick, a well-tuned furnace can get you far (or at least will last you ’til next Halloween). At Godwin Heating and Cooling, we’ll keep your furnace happy and healthy, so it doesn’t scare the living daylights out of you with scary noises and costly bills.

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