A reliable heating system is something every home and business needs, even in warmer climates like Victorville. Although we experience less severe winter weather than other parts of the country, it can still get quite cold. For this reason, it’s important to turn to HVAC experts who can quickly diagnose and repair any issues you discover with your heating system. At Nori’s HVAC, we take the time to properly discover the root of your heating problem and repair it as efficiently as possible.
Heater Making Strange Noises?
Unusual sounds emerging from your heating unit can stir up worry, hinting at potential malfunctions or looming breakdowns. However, these noises aren't just random; they often hold valuable clues about the condition of your heater. Different types of sounds can signify various underlying issues, providing homeowners with vital insights to address problems promptly. By familiarizing yourself with these sounds, you can take proactive measures to ensure your heating system operates efficiently and safely.
Identifying Heater Noises & Their Meanings:
- Bangs or Clanks: These sharp, sudden sounds often point to loose or damaged internal components like a malfunctioning blower wheel or motor mount.
- Screeches or Squeals: High-pitched noises typically indicate issues with the blower motor or fan belt, such as wear and tear or the need for lubrication.
- Clicks or Taps: While some clicking during heating cycles is normal, persistent clicking may signal faulty electrical components or a malfunctioning thermostat.
- Rumbles or Booms: Deep, rumbling noises could result from a buildup of debris in the furnace burner, leading to delayed ignition.
Understanding these distinct noises is key to maintaining your heating system's functionality. Regular maintenance and timely repairs can prevent minor issues from escalating into major breakdowns, ensuring your home stays warm and comfortable throughout the colder months.
Contact Us Today!
Nori’s HVAC corrects our clients’ heating issues as quickly and efficiently as we can. If you believe your heater isn’t working as it should or would just like to ensure it is in working order before turning it on for the season, we can help. Our Victorville experts work closely with all our customers to ensure they are receiving the best services for their unique situations.
“Johnny's work was extremely professional, and his understanding of the HVAC Minisplit unit that I needed to be installed was excellent.” - Graham G.
“Our air conditioner was not cooling, and I needed immediate service. Johnny immediately came and fixed the problem in a timely manner.” - Briana N.
“Hands down the best in the HD. Juan is honest and very knowledgeable. I respect a business that does what they say.” - Miguel G.
“Johnny came out to fix our A/C. He explained everything step-by-step.” - Margarita L.
“He gave me advice on keeping my furnace maintained and clarified where a furnace would have possible issues. He also checked my new mini-split for leaks and rewired it correctly, so it runs correctly.” - William H.
“Fast, on time, reasonable and friendly. Would highly recommend and I'll be using them again.” - Michael L.
“HVAC Tech Johnny had to replace the control panel on our HVAC. He made sure that the heat and air were working and he was pleasant to work with!” - Bree S.
“Juan was very helpful in explaining what was wrong. He was professional and very nice.” - Season K.
If you are not familiar with the inner workings of heating units, it might be hard for you to determine if any component of the system is broken. However, there are obvious outward symptoms that there is something amiss.
These symptoms often include:
- A sharp rise in your utility bill: If your energy bill is double, triple, or even more than what it typically is when you run the heater, it could mean there is a problem within the duct system or the unit itself.
- You constantly adjust the thermostat: A heating system that is working properly will only ever need to be adjusted when you wish for your home to be warmer or cooler. A malfunctioning unit, however, often can’t keep the home warm enough no matter how warm you set the thermostat. If you are constantly trying to fight with the heater to keep your home warm, this could mean there is something wrong with the unit that is preventing it from doing its job as it should.
- Your heater short cycles often: Your heater should turn off and on only when it is maintaining the set temperature. If you notice the system turning on for a short period of time before turning off again, it could indicate that the heater is overworking.
- The furnace flame is yellow: If your home uses a gas-burning furnace for your heating system, you know that the flame at the bottom of these units is usually blue. If you notice that the flame has turned yellow, it could mean there is something serious going on with the unit such as a carbon monoxide leak.
A good way to prevent any of the above issues and more is to schedule a routine heater maintenance service. Our technicians can come to your property once or twice a year and inspect your heating system to ensure it is running as it should.