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A Booming Furnace: Grime on Your Burners

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Happy holidays! We hope you’re almost through tying up your work’s loose ends so you can enjoy some quality time with your family. Whether it’s being snuggled up together to watch a movie, or you’re excited to try out that new recipe for the whole family, we want to wish you a wonderful season’s greetings from the team at Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing. You deserve it!

All of these plans for the holidays usually include having proper heat in your home, and we’d like to focus this blog post on some valuable advice when it comes to the stability of your gas furnace. Have you noticed it make a booming sound every now and again? Maybe the booming sound is getting more frequent?

If so, then you might be dealing with a grime build-up problem that requires professional furnace repair in Strongsville, OH. Read on to learn more!

“Why Does My Furnace Boom?”

Let’s start off with the most important question you’re probably asking: why is your furnace booming? A booming furnace usually means that the gas is pooling up in the ignition chamber before it ignites all at once, causing a small explosion to occur. Don’t worry, the explosion isn’t going to blow the lid off your furnace or damage your home, but it might spell disaster for the safety and efficiency of your furnace in the long run.

If your furnace booms very loudly, then we urge you to shut the system off and call our team. Otherwise, keep reading to learn more about what’s happening to your furnace.

“What Exactly Builds Up on the Burner?”

When natural gas burns, it creates a flame that is extremely warm. That warmth gets exchanged with the air in your home so that it can properly keep things nice and cozy inside. That flame, like other flames that we might make through cooking or camping, creates particles of soot or debris that can settle in the ignition chamber.

When these particles settle on the gas injectors or the burner, it can cause what otherwise would be a straightforward process to get clogged up. Then, the gas isn’t going straight to be ignited and can start filling up the chamber before igniting together.

Why a Booming Furnace Is a Big Problem

A booming furnace is a bad problem because it can cause components of your furnace to start breaking and buckling under pressure. Your heat exchanger, for example, is a component that’s responsible for keeping dangerous fumes like gas and carbon monoxide out of your breathable air. If that part gets cracked due to the constant booming and shaking of your system, then you could endanger yourself and your family.

Stay Safe This Holiday Season!

Don’t worry, our team can protect you. If you suspect your furnace is doing what we just described, then we urge you to call our team for support. We can take care of your furnace system, replace any broken components, clean the system so that it stops booming, and give you the ability to enjoy this season to the fullest.

Happy holidays! Call Westland Heating, Air Conditioning and Plumbing for furnace repairs you can count on.

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