Noisy Equipment? Here’s Why
There is constant noise around us at all times, but when there is something in your home making a noise you have never heard before— you start to worry. If your home is making a noticeable noise and you think it’s your HVAC system, call Rudd Heating & Air today! In the meantime, here are some reasons your HVAC system could be making that racket!
Does the noise sound like a bang, or even a pop? This noise could be your fan turning on and then stopping. It has to do with negative pressure within the duct. When the fan begins, the ductwork con-caves due to the pressure, and when it stops abruptly, it returns to it’s natural resting shape. This noise and movement of the ducts in your unit can be a sign of a clogged filter, flimsy equipment, and even improper sizing of your duct!
Is your HVAC uniting humming you a tune? A noisy transformer could be the serenader. All transformers make a humming noise, some louder than others. On the flip side, if the unit is not working properly, you may have a bad fan motor or capacitor and in need of servicing.
Does it sound like there is pieces of something being rattled, or maybe even a high pitched sound that gives you a headache? Heat pumps are typically the culprit. Some units have noisy parts such as check valves and metering devices. Once the air filter is checked, and you’ve just had enough of that terrible sound, give us a call and we will service it!
Rumbling noises specifically for gas or oil systems? We take extreme precaution when it comes to this noise with these types of units. It is extremely important that you call for service immediately if you are hearing these sounds because it can be a warning sign of combustion. Turn the equipment off.
Hearing a thump or a vibrating hum? Something is off balance! Particularly the blower wheel. This sound isn’t as disruptive as the others, but shouldn’t be ignored due to further complications.
Hearing a metallic scraping sound? Or perhaps metal hitting metal? Turn your system off as soon as you hear these noises. This sound is the worst of all the sounds described. This sound could indicate pieces of your unit are coming apart and shifting to places they should not be. Once you call for service and we see no signs of damage, we can easily place the parts back in their original positions, re-tighten, and fix the issue. In the possibility that parts are broken instead of solely being out of place, the parts must be replaced.
So now you have an idea of what that noise could be. That doesn’t mean you can go in and fix it yourself! Call our family owned and operated service, and Rudd and we will treat you like you’re a part of the family!