Picture spending a cold winter day in a house without a heating system, trying to stay warm by wearing piles of clothing and drinking copious amounts of coffee. Sounds terrible, right? But it doesn't have to be that way. With an excellent heating system such as a central boiler, you can comfortably endure the freezing days from the comfort of your home. However, like other residential heating systems, boilers are susceptible to various issues, the most common being overheating.
Rattling noises from your home's furnace shouldn't be ignored. Although most cases are minor, some can be dangerous to your or to the furnace.
1. Loose Housing
One of the most common culprits of rattling is that something is loose on the housing, most often the access panel. The rattling noise will start up a moment or two after the furnace pops on. Check the access panel to make sure it is fully seated in place.
Drains can handle a lot over the years, but they also have their limits. You can't flush everything down the drain, even if they're biodegradable. Poor drain maintenance and use often result in blockages. You'll require drain cleaning, which you could have avoided if you paid attention to what you put down the drains.
Here are items that should never go down your drain.
It's hard to avoid hair going down the drains because of the constant use of the bathroom.
Air conditioners make a variety of sounds during normal operations, but when you start hearing something new, this is usually a sign your air conditioner needs attention from a specialist. Sounds like these necessitate maintenance or repair to prevent problems from getting worse and more expensive to address.
Popping and Banging
Loud popping and banging sounds may be the most startling, but also may indicate problems of lower severity. These sounds typically come from your ducts, often when your HVAC system starts up.
With summer's heat rapidly waning and the cool temperatures of fall preparing to set in, this is the time of year when most homeowners start testing their furnace to make sure that it's ready for the cold season. Although most homeowners understand that every furnace is vulnerable to malfunction, many don't understand some of the components that can cause such problems. For example, one thing you should understand is your furnace's high limit switch.