Texas doesn’t experience rough winters, but we will have enough chilly days (and chillier nights) to depend the power of a solid furnace working to keep us warm. Because furnaces rely on mechanical parts to operate, they can develop repair needs that require speedy, professional attention. This is especially true for natural gas-powered furnaces, which should never receive amateur repair work because of the potential for gas leaks or explosions.
Furnaces often signal that they require repair through unusual noises from the cabinet. If you hear a rumbling noise from inside the furnace, you should call a professional repair company like Kingwood Air Repair immediately. We have many years of experience with servicing heaters in Spring, TX.
The reason for that rumbling noise in your heater
The most common reasons for this sound is dirt across the burners in a gas furnace. The burners are where the gas jets ignite (either from a pilot light or an electrical ignition) to begin heating the air. If too much grime gets onto the burners, the jets will struggle to draw enough oxygen, leading to the rumbling sound. Another possible obstruction for the burner is corrosion or rust. You can look at the burner yourself to see if it is dirty, but the actual cleaning should be left to professionals, who must remove the burner unit to clear it of obstructions.
You should not wait when it comes to problems with the burners. Shut off the gas to the furnace and call for service immediately. If you cannot see another reason for the rumbling noise, it’s best to assume the issue is with the burners and get professional repairs right away.
Other possibilities for the rumbling sound include loose bolts on the cabinet and an improperly adjusted pilot light. Sometimes you will hear the rumbling when you first turn on your furnace for the season, and this might be because of the metal in the ducts adjusting to the temperature. But if there’s any doubt at all, call for expert repairs.
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Kingwood Air Repair has staff on call 24 hours a day if you need emergency service. We have handled furnaces and repairs for other heating in Spring, TX for over 20 years. You can rely on our service to repair your furnace so it runs safely and efficiently for you all winter long.