I heard from a friend of mine that if your furnace makes sounds, you are basically screwed, and a noisy furnace indicates that something is grinding together and will be a big oil furnace repair; Of course, my heating device started making some noise and I freaked outâ€¦ Thankfully I did not call the local Heating and Air Conditioning contractor instantly.
I decided to do a little research online, then noises can be a big deal, however most of the time are just a small fix.
If your Heating and Air Conditioning device is making a whistling noise, it could be something as easy as a gap in the air duct. The air duct connecting to the oil furnace could have a small gap that allows the air to whistle through. A little taping around the air duct and the complication is solved. If the oil furnace is making a loud banging noise, it could be the squirrel cage not respectfully securedâ€¦ You can bolt it down or just put styrofoam underneath the whole heating equipment. The sound is then gone. If the heating device makes a squeak every time you walk by, that is the bolts on the heating element. It means they are a bit tight, but just loosen them and all is good, and what I had to do was screw my bolts in a little tighter. The noise from my oil furnace went away and it seems to be superb now. I suppose a Heating and Air Conditioning contractor would have charged myself and others a ton for just a easy fix; Good thing I did a little research before I paid for it.