When the weather gets cold in Frisco, Texas, you want your heater to keep your family toasty warm. However, if you turn your heater on and notice odd sounds, the blower fan won’t shut off, or the circuit breaker keeps tripping, your heater might be in trouble. Let’s take a look at what those symptoms may mean.

Unusual Sounds

If you hear rattling, scraping, grinding or unusual vibration sounds, shut the heater off immediately. If a part inside of the heater has come loose, you may hear a scraping or thumping sound. Grinding could be caused by a motor issue, and vibrations noises mean something is off-balance.

If you don’t address these issues immediately, you could further damage your heater. As a result, it can lead to a breakdown of the system. Investing in a maintenance plan can help prevent issues that create unusual sounds coming from your heater.

The Furnace Fan Keeps Running

Normally, your heater’s fan will turn on and off during its heating cycle. However, if you notice that your furnace keeps running, it could be a number of issues. It could be as simple as the wrong thermostat setting. Be sure the setting is set to "auto" and not "on." If that doesn’t fix the problem, there’s likely an issue with either the wiring in the thermostat or the fan limit switch is faulty.

Circuit Breaker Keeps Tripping

If you’re running your heater and the circuit breaker keeps shutting off, the blower fan is working hard to push warm air through. When you overwork the blower fan and motor, the circuit breaker will trip to prevent the blower from breaking. Turn your furnace off and call us to take a look before you cause further damage.

Do you need your heater maintained or repaired? Give our team at Metro Environmental Services a call today at 972-268-6922.

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