It’s normal for your furnace to make some noise. For instance, a dull hum is to be expected. However, louder noises might spell trouble for your heating unit’s components. Remember to turn off your furnace if it makes any alarming sounds and leave the repair job to a professional.
To help you, our ComforTemp Heating & Air Conditioning team here in Lemont made a list of six common furnace noises, what might be causing the noises, and what to do if you hear them.
1. Loud Banging
If you hear a loud banging noise, you should turn off your furnace right away. This might mean you have dirty burners that cause gas buildup in the ignition. A heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) technician should clean your burners once a year during a maintenance inspection.
Another culprit could be your vents expanding and contracting due to temperature change. No matter the cause, you should have one of our professionals inspect the problem right away. Internal equipment knocking around could lead to a cracked heat exchanger, which is grounds for replacing your furnace as stated by the American Gas Association.
When your furnace is low on lubricant, this can produce a high-pitched screeching or squealing sound. The bearings and/or belts are squeaking and need to be oiled. It’s best to give one of our HVAC professionals a call, since you can’t lubricate your furnace sufficiently with common household oils.
3. Rhythmic Metallic Clanging
If your ears detect a clanging or thud repeating in a rhythmic fashion, there’s probably something caught in the blower blades. If you hear this noise, power down your furnace and inspect the blades to see if a foreign object has made its way into there. If you can’t see anything, give us a call to help.
4. Metal Scraping
When your blower fan comes loose, it scrapes against other metal components creating a shrill noise. In this case, you should turn off your furnace immediately to prevent further damage. If you catch it early on, the repair should be pretty simple and inexpensive. Leave it for too long, and the repair could be more serious.
5. Recurring Clicking Noise
This sound might be harder to pick up on, so you should pay careful attention. It might mean you have a defective relay switch, which is the component sending electricity to the heating parts and motor.
Another possibility is your flame might be having trouble staying lit. A misaligned or dirty thermocouple can prevent the flame from staying lit. Or a bad gas valve could be the culprit. Either way, call one of our professionals as soon as possible to keep your furnace and Illinois home in good condition.
6. Low-Pitched Growl
This is another sound you may not notice. It’s the sound of extra combustion occurring, which could be caused by dirty gas burners or a misplaced pilot light. No matter the cause, this scenario requires a professional’s attention.
We Are Your Furnace ExpertsIs your furnace making any of these noises? If so, call our ComforTemp Heating & Air Conditioning professionals at (630) 425-6943 or request service online for a repair inspection. We’re pleased to help our Lemont, IL neighbors stay warm during cold months!
Dr. Batson of Batson Chiropractic in Willowbrook Treats Disc Herniations and Spinal Pain and Associated DysfunctionDISC HERNIATION: aka: “Slipped Disc” and PAIN!!!!!
An inter-vertebral disc is the cartilaginous material between adjacent spinal vertebrae (spinal bones) and acts as a shock absorbing cushion to facilitate proper biomechanical joint function and reduce friction. The disc also acts as a spacer between adjacent vertebrae to allow the spinal nerve roots to exit the spine and supply vital nerve energy to all aspects of the body.
A disc can herniate (bulge or rupture) due to injury, repetitive stress, posture and weight gain, aging, and/or a vertebral subluxation. A vertebral subluxation is the partial dislocation of one vertebrae in relation to another causing altered biomechanical joint function which can then cause altered stress to the disc and thus disc degeneration, disc bulge, herniation, or rupture.
Disc Herniation can be associated with:
Dr. Glen Batson, of Batson Chiropractic, of Willowbrook, Il, treats conditions of disc herniations through proper analysis; very specific chiropractic spinal manipulation techniques (Palmer/Pierce technique); K-Laser Therapy for reduction of inflammation and pain, and improvement in circulation; Lordex Lumbar Decompression Therapy for rehabilitation of the lumbar disc and surrounding structures for the decompression of a pinched nerve root; and home exercise strengthening and stabilization.
Dr. Batson is a Palmer College of Chiropractic graduate, practicing in a solo practice for over thirty three years. Dr. Batson utilizes the PALMER and PIERCE RESULTS SYSTEM of spinal analysis and treatment consisting of utilizing Examination, X-ray analysis in conjunction with Video-Fluoroscopy (motion X-Ray imaging), very specific chiropractic manipulation techniques (NO Twisting, Napping, or Jerking), Lordex lumbar decompression therapy, and the K-Laser therapy. Dr. Batson treats patients of Willowbrook and the surrounding communities of Darien, Burr Ridge, Downers Grove, Hinsdale, Oakbrook, Claredon Hills, Western Springs, Lemont, Westmont, and communities of the Tri-State regions.
Dr. Batson is available for consultation at: 630-323-1181.
Platinum Networking Associates of Willowbrook Il, met today for our weekly meeting. Platinum Networking Associates is a business networking group that has been meeting weekly for over thirteen years.
Brian Orrick is our newest member and represents Comfortemp. Comfortemp is a family owned HVAC company that is conveniently located in Willowbrook, Il., and services the surrounding communities.
Brian gave a very professional and educational presentation to the group about Comfortemp and the services that Comfortemp has available. We all look forward to working with Brian and the Comfortemp staff. Welcome Aboard!!!!
Batson Chiropractic Clinic
3423 South Indiana Avenue | $749,900 | 5 Bed | 3 Baths | 1 1/2 Bath | 3,057 SqFt
J.D. Power 2022 U.S. Property Claims Satisfaction Study, from Leah Jason, Farmers Insurance Agent in Willowbrook
In the overall customer satisfaction index Farmers Insurance is ranked in the top 3 Insurance companies. This means a lot to me knowing that knowing that when our policyholders need us the most, they can count on the organization to restore or protect their assets. When your policies come up for renewal, I would love to give you a quote.
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Willow Brook, IL 60527-5382
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