Basic Furnace Repairs 101
The average homeowner may not look forward to taking care of tasks like Chicago furnace repairs but without taking care of it you could be left in the cold in the middle of a bitter Chicago winter. So the smartest and most responsible thing you can do is to take care of your furnace now instead of when you have to. Even if you think “Well, they’re just little repair needs,” they can lead to larger problems very quickly.
In some cases it could even mean the need for replacement. It is always a good idea to have a regular inspection done so that you know the condition your heating and cooling system is in. This is the best way to make sure your system is in proper working order without any surprises.
Common Furnace Issues
Two of the most common heating problem calls we get from residents in the Chicago area are about having little to no heat even though the system is technically running. A quick thing you can do is to check to make sure nothing is standing in the way and blocking the flow of warm air and also that the registers are open.
Of course check the filters to make sure they are not in need of cleaning or replacing. But if none of these are the problems at hand then you will need to hire a pro. Some other common issues that could require the assistance of an expert include but are not limited to:
- Pinging or popping – Usually these noises are coming from duct work and caused by thermal expansion. When air blows past a loose flap of metal this may also cause the noise too. Try following the duct work to the place where the noise is coming from. If you make a small dent here the noise may stop.
- Rattling – This is usually caused by cover panels that just need to be screwed in tighter.
- Squealing – This is commonly caused by the belt that connects the motor and the fan slipping out of place. This should be handled by a trained professional.
- Grinding – Usually a sign that the motor’s bearings are done for. You will also need a professional to take care of this.
The Name to Call
The good news is that if you need this level of expert help, the team at A Custom Heating and Air Conditioning, Inc. We are ready willing and beyond capable to take care of any and all of your heating and cooling tasks. Contact us today so we can take care of your need for Chicago furnace repairs.