Heating and cooling systems at your home use air that is forced through their ducts. In other words, this forced air is circulated right through your rooms, maintaining comfortable temperatures in each one of them. After that the air circulates back through the system and is cooled or heated before being redistributed back through your home.
It is important to keep your heating system in good working condition to avoid cold temperatures at times when you least expect them. In order to do that you should have an experienced and reputable HVAC specialist check your system consistently. This specialist should be able to diagnose the problem and offer an adequate solution for your family budget. You can trust the experts from Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning – your local full-scale plumbing and HVAC contractor. We have been dealing with installations, repairs and replacements of various heating and AC systems for over 50 years, so contact us whenever you need to troubleshoot or replace your forced air heating system.
Troubleshooting a Noisy Forced Air Heating System
The forced air heating system is typical for home heating. Hot air in this system is forced through a spider web of duct work that passes around the home. Sooner or later it will circulate through the vents to heat up the entire room. However, one day the forced air heating system might start making noises for specific reasons. Some of them are listed below:
The level of noise will determine the cause for its occurrence. Listen to it. If you hear a clanking sound, the fan or the grates shifting are most likely causing the problem. A quieter noise might be a result of the duct work shifting.
- Unstable Air Distribution
If some rooms at your home become too hot or too cold, that happens because of your heating system malfunctioning. In this case the issue is incorrect setting of ducts and registers, that’s why the forced air distribution becomes unstable. The best way to correct such issues is to inspect the entire heating system on a regular basis.
The absence of the filter between the heat vent and the duct work allows all kinds of debris enter the duct work through the vents. Call the heating system technician and he will detach the duct work at the heating system and blow air through the vents to let any trapped debris come out the ducts.
The use of insulation is crucial if you want to prevent heat loss in the heating system. Heat is usually lost in places where ducts run through cold basements or open outside spaces. The simplest way to avoid this problem would be by wrapping the duct work with natural cotton insulation which will prevent heat from escaping. Top of the duct work can be wrapped with special aluminum foil. This will keep the insulation in place as well as prevent loss of heat from the heating system, as a result saving energy and lowering fuel consumption of the heater.
The key to averting problems in a forced air heating system would be regular preventative maintenance – once a year call in a heating expert from Pomona Valley Plumbing Heating & Air Conditioning to inspect the entire system and make timely repairs if needed. It will help maintain your heating system in good operational condition, prevent health and fire hazards and save you some money on heating costs.