With all the busy things that start happening in Marietta over the holiday season, your heating system can take a back seat. But even through all the hustle and bustle, it’s important to keep an eye on your heating system to make sure that you don’t need repairs. Sometimes it can be difficult to know when you need to call for heating service. We thought out customers in the Marietta area would benefit from a short list of some of the most common heating repairs that we service.
Your furnace can make all kinds of noises throughout its use. However, there are a few that you should keep an eye out for because they can indicate a dangerous problem with your furnace.
- Rattling – If you notice that your furnace is making a rattling noise it could mean that your heat exchanger is cracked. This might mean that your furnace is leaking carbon monoxide into your home. The heat exchanger is supposed to do two things: first, heat the air going into your home and second, safely exhaust dangerous combustion fumes. When it cracks, those fumes can enter your home’s air supply.
- Rumbling – If you have an oil burning furnace and you hear a rumbling when you turn off the furnace, this could also be a dangerous problem. It likely means that there is uncombusted fuel in the chamber.
- Squealing – If your furnace is making a squealing sound while its running you should call a heating contractor. While this isn’t a life threatening issue, it probably means that the fan belt is worn out and rubbing against something.
If you have a gas fired boiler or furnace another serious issue has to do with the flames on the burner. The flames are supposed to burn still and have a blue color. If you notice that the flames are dancing or if they’re yellow, this can also mean that the heat exchanger is cracked.
Low Heat, No Heat or Low Air Flow
These three heating problems are also very common in Marietta. There are many different causes for these problems. It could be your thermostat, but it could also have to do with your ductwork having unnecessary bends or being pinched. Most often, though, these issues arise from a clogged air filter.
If you’re having any of these problems it’s probably best to call a licensed Marietta heating contractor. Cool Air Mechanical has years of experience offering high quality and reliable heating services throughout the Marietta area. We would love to talk with you about how we can help keep your family safe and comfortable this winter.