Raleigh Heating & Air Blog : Posts Tagged ‘furnace repair’

Heating Noises You Should Be Wary of

Monday, March 9th, 2020

Heaters aren’t supposed to be noisy—full stop. If heaters normally functioned noisily, then it would be a lot harder to sell them to customers, right? While never silent, a proper furnace or heat pump should run quietly, since the process of creating or moving heat into your home shouldn’t necessarily involve anything noisy. Even an aging system that’s reaching the end of its lifespan should by no means keep you up at night with noises.

Instead of trying to deal with these noises yourself, we’re going to give you a bit of information as to what these noises could pertain to and how worried you should be. Regardless of whether or not you need heating repairs in Raleigh, NC, our team is available to give you the insight and advice you need. Take a look at these furnace noises below and let us know if you think you could use our help!

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How Efficient Is Your Heater?

Monday, November 18th, 2019

This isn’t the first time we’ve written a blog about heater efficiency. If you see us rattle on about efficiency every few posts, it means that this is an important topic we’d like you to know about! The truth is, we’re heavily concerned with homeowners in our area using their furnaces to the point where they’re wasting money every year on unnecessary fuel costs.

If you’re concerned that your furnace just isn’t doing its job, or if your heating bills are beginning to cause you stress, it isn’t your fault. There could be something seriously wrong with your heater, or the fact that it’s just not running as efficiently as it should be. That’s where we come in, your friendly neighborhood Wake Forest HVAC contractor!

So bear with us while we help you determine just how efficient your heater is.

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Look Out for These Abnormal Heater Noises

Monday, November 4th, 2019

Sometimes noises that come from appliances are normal. Your television, computer, phone, and your dishwasher all make noises. Even your toaster makes a good amount of normal noise! However, some appliances are specifically designed not to make excessive noise. Your heater is one of them.

Aside from the sound of a gentle warm breeze this winter, and the sound of the jets firing on, your heater shouldn’t be making any suspicious sounds. If it is, it could be high time for heater repairs in Durham, NC.

A furnace making excessive noise is generally a sign that there’s something seriously wrong with it that needs to be addressed. Like a child yelling for help, hopefully, the sounds of a misbehaving furnace will garner your attention and give you a reason to call a professional technician as soon as possible!

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Frozen Condensate Drain Lines: Fixing and Preventing It

Monday, December 5th, 2016

When winter sets in, your home can encounter a number of problems from freezing weather outside. You may think that your furnace, which sits entirely inside your house, is immune to trouble from freezing. But that’s not necessarily the case! A furnace produces condensate as it works (it’s part of the combustion process), and this condensate must be drained and removed to the outside.

If the pipe that runs the condensate to the outside of the house freezes over, your furnace won’t be able to work! This is something that can unfortunately happen if the drip of condensate outside builds into an icicle that enters the drain line.

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Look Out for Early Season Signs You Need Furnace Repair!

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Your home’s furnace is going to be in for many months of work keeping everyone in the household warm. We hope you’ve already arranged for fall maintenance for your heater, because this is one of the best ways to prevent repair issues from cropping up. But there’s no way that you can prevent all furnace malfunctions, so during these early weeks of using your furnace, pay special attention to indications that the furnace has early problems developing. Remember, the faster you have repairs done, the less expensive they are likely to be because the problems won’t have had a chance to spread.

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Some Tips for Gas Furnace Safety This Winter

Monday, November 2nd, 2015

A gas-powered furnace isn’t an inherently dangerous way to provide comfort for a home, although the news sometimes likes to panic people into thinking otherwise. This is primarily hype: the current designs of furnaces contain numerous safety devices to protect you and your family.

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