This is National Fire Safety Week, and Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing wants to remind you that a properly maintained furnace will keep you warm and safe all season long. So if you have an annoying beeping coming from your furnace, it’s time to give us a call or check out some of the causes below.
It’s important to remember that even a well-maintained furnace will still make slight noises when coming on, shutting off and even when it’s running. During operation, you’ll typically hear a dull humming sound. If the sounds coming from your furnace are noticeably loud, it’s time to call a reputable company like Kotz Heating, Cooling & Plumbing, and schedule furnace maintenance for your system.
When furnaces haven’t been used in a while, such as being dormant during the summer months, slight chirping noises may occur when the unit first engages. However, if your furnace keeps beeping, that’s a signal that something more serious is going on. To avoid a complete furnace breakdown, call Kotz, the heating professionals in the Oakland County, Michigan area. Our NATE/NCI certified technicians have the training and expertise to help. They will complete comprehensive furnace maintenance and have your system running like it should in no time.
What Could Be Causing My Furnace to Beep?
Beeping noises can be a sign of anything from a simple alarm to a serious issue. Most furnace manuals will have a guide to what the beeping patterns mean, especially if the alarm is also accompanied by LED lights. Some of the most common reasons your furnace may continuously beep are:
- The filter may need to be changed.
- If your unit has a remote, the batteries may need to be replaced.
- There could be an excessive amount of condensation in the unit.
- There may be a defective sensor.
- You may be experiencing a loss of power to the furnace.
- If the beeping also has LED lights, note the pattern of the lights, and compare it to the guide in your furnace manual. This may tell you the origin of the problem and help you describe it to the Kotz staff who takes your call.
Regardless of the reason for the beeping, it’s a sign of an issue and is a great opportunity to schedule furnace maintenance. To keep your furnace running at optimal performance and keep manufacturers’ warranties valid, regularly scheduled furnace maintenance is a must.
Kotz has a comprehensive maintenance plan available for our customers. Your furnace will be thoroughly inspected and cleaned and any broken components will be repaired. Call our office today for more information on this important aspect of home comfort care.