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What’s That Heating Noise?


Something really weird has been going on this winter. Whenever you run your home’s heater, you’re starting to notice that your heater is making all these weird noises whenever it runs. During fall, this wasn’t too disruptive. Now though, you’ve noticed that the noises seem to get louder and more persistent every single day.

We’re here to help when you need heating repair in Irvine, CA. We’re helpful professionals who understand that your home needs to be warm and energy-efficient too. Keep reading below to figure out what’s up with your home’s heater.

Heater Noises You Should Listen Out For

Here are some heating noises and why they might be happening:


There’s a loud, banging sound coming from your home’s heater whenever it runs. Banging is a problem because it typically denotes the sound of a loose part. Depending on how big the part is or where it is, you could have even more problems. We never want you to forget that procrastination only allows your home’s heating problems to worsen. If you want to fix the banging sound you’re hearing, then it’s wise to consult a professional for the right work.


Clicking isn’t a bad sound when you hear it when your heater first starts up. If you hear it at any other time though, what you’re hearing is the sound of an electrical problem. Clicking sounds normally point to an issue with your home’s thermostat. There’s a disconnect between your home’s thermostat and your home’s heater and you should take the time and care necessary to stay on top of this.


Have you noticed that there’s a rattling sound coming from your home’s heater? A rattling sound coming from inside your home can actually point to problems with your heater’s motor. Reach out to our professionals to get this sound identified and addressed.


Do you notice a whistling sound coming from somewhere in your vents when your home’s heater runs? Whistling is what you’re going to hear when there’s some type of gap, crack, or puncture in your home’s vents. You don’t want to let whistling go on for too long even if it doesn’t seem like a major problem. What’s going to happen next is increased heating bills even though you’re not changing how you run your heater.


Popping is actually one of those noises that you might hear that is not actually a cause for concern. If this is the first time you turned on your heater for the season or if you’ve just gone a while without turning it on, you might hear a popping noise or two. This is just the sound of your home’s heater expanding and contracting due to the change in temperature. If the sound is persistent, however, then it’s the sound of malfunction that needs to be addressed by a technician.

When something sounds off about your heater, come to the team of professionals who can figure out what’s going on.

Contact RKM Heating and Air Conditioning today to schedule an appointment with our team members. Done Right, Priced Right.

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