Say Goodbye to Home Heating Goblins This Month
October is the month of ghouls and goblins. Sometimes, these creepy spirits even have the tendency to haunt our HVAC systems. From strange clinks to weird clanks, it can often feel like our heating systems are possessed. Fortunately, our team of licensed heating pros at Miller’s Heating and Air Conditioning is the warm spirit you need to calm all those “double, double, toils and troubles” this season. From new boiler installation in your Norfolk home to furnace repair in Virginia Beach, our team is always nearby to kick those eerie sounds out of your home!
What Do Those Odd Sounds Mean?
OK, so your heating system probably isn’t haunted. But what’s really going on with those noises? Don’t fret. We’ve been in this business long enough to know there’s a reason behind every spine-chilling sound. Check out these five common furnace problems and the causes behind certain sounds and strange happenings.
The Haunt: Louder than normal furnace sounds
The Explanation: Have you checked your air filters? Dirty air filters make your system work harder, which could result in louder operation. Clean or change your filters and see if things run smoother.
The Haunt: A high-pitched squeal
The Explanation: You may have a frayed or slipped blower belt. Give our techs a call. We will realign the belts and put that nasty sound to sleep.
The Haunt: Frequent on-and-off cycling of your system
The Explanation: This sound can indicate a few things, including a clogged filter, improper airflow or an improperly set thermostat. We are experts at fixing all of these problems.
The Haunt: Continuous blowing from the furnace (like a ghost chanting, “Boo!”)
The Explanation: Most likely, your limit switch is malfunctioning, causing your blower fan to stay on. You might need a replacement.
The Haunt: A horrible scraping sound
The Explanation: This indicates your system’s ball bearings have taken a nosedive. Turn your system off and call us for immediate assistance!
Your No. 1 Solution to End Those Haunting Sounds
Truth be told, the very best solution to strange furnace sounds is to cash in on our awesome October furnace tune-up deal. Now through Oct. 31, you can get a $59 furnace tune-up from one of our heating experts and say goodbye to those clinks and clanks for good. If you’re starting to realize it’s that ancient water heater that’s the noisy culprit, we can help there, too. We’re offering $200 off traditional tank models and $500 off tankless water heaters. Both deals are valid through the end of October.
From furnace tune-ups to drain cleaning services in your Portsmouth home, we can handle all of your HVAC and plumbing challenges. We’ll rid your home of spooky plumbing happenings and scary heating haunts. Happy Halloween!