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Do you hear strange noises coming from your furnace? Whether it’s a loud bang or a high-pitched squeal, you have every right to be alarmed. The temperatures are dropping drastically, and there’s no reason for you to put up with scary sounds all winter long. Besides, the noises you’re hearing from your furnace typically mean there’s a larger issue at hand that you should address.
3 Scary Furnace Noises You Shouldn’t Ignore
Loud Bang or Boom
Gas buildup in your system – Do you hear what sounds like a loud gunshot when you turn on your furnace? This may mean that you have gas buildup in your system. This loud bang or boom sound could end up cracking the heat exchanger in your furnace (which is a costly repair), so call a Green Apple mechanical professional ASAP.
Your dirty burners may have delayed the ignition – Dirty burners can delay the ignition, which causes gas to build up and “explode” when the ignition finally does come on. Scheduling maintenance will prevent this because a technician will come in and clean your burners as part of the tune-up appointment.
It may be expanding and contracting ducts – Loud duct noises are a common problem for homeowners with HVAC systems. Contact a Green Apple professional to look at your unit they’ll be able to seal and insulate your ducts, replace undersized ducts, adjust dampers, and replace your air filter.
Loose panel or loose screw – A rattling sound could often mean there’s a loose panel or loose screw in your furnace. Try tightening your panel with a screwdriver (after you’ve turned off the power from your electrical panel). If that doesn’t help the rattling noise, contact a Green Apple professional.
Leak or crack in your heat exchanger – Faulty heat exchangers can be very serious and dangerous. It can end up leaking carbon monoxide into your home.
Squealing or Screeching
Squealing, screeching, whining, or whistling noises aren’t as big of a deal as banging, booming, or rattling noises. However, it’s still something you want to keep an ear out for. Squealing or screeching noises could mean you have a belt-driven motor loose or a damaged blower belt. It could also mean that certain moving parts in your system have become dry. All of the above can easily be repaired by a professional Green Apple HVAC technician.
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When it comes to furnace repairs, our team has experience servicing all equipment makes and models. Our highly skilled and knowledgeable technicians are equipped with all of the tools needed to get your furnace fully repaired and working better than ever.
Furnace Installations and Replacements
Ready to upgrade your furnace with a new and improved unit? As trusted experts of your indoor comfort, we’ll thoroughly evaluate your property to determine the best heating solutions in alignment with your budget and individual needs. We’ll also take the quality of your air into consideration to ensure that we recommend products and services that accommodate your desired level of comfort, and meet your energy savings goals.
Furnace Maintenance Checks
The sooner you take preventative measures to avoid future disasters, the better off you’ll be. We can serve your furnace maintenance needs by scheduling an annual tune-up and safety inspection on your behalf. We’ll catch any glitches or malfunctions before they turn into costly breakdowns that occur at a time you need heating most.
Green Apple Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the New Jersey area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-611-7191
Clean or replace your filter
The filter in your furnace serves a crucial job in the process of delivering warm air throughout the rooms in your home. A furnace filter is usually installed where the return duct enters your furnace. It removes particulates from the air before it moves into the furnace equipment and is heated. A furnace filter will remove all kinds of particulates, including dust, dust mites, pollen, pet dander, bacteria, spores, and more.
Inexpensive filters provide basic protection. They are designed to catch a high percentage of the particulates that flow through your home. More expensive air filters offer improved air quality, which can help individuals who may suffer from allergies or asthma.
If the airflow is impeded by a dirty air filter, the furnace will have inadequate airflow and won’t operate as efficiently as it was designed. Inexpensive air filters should be changed anywhere from 30 to 90 days. More expensive disposable pleated air filters may last three months or longer depending on the quality of your furnace. Look to your manufacturer’s recommendations, or ask one of our certified Green Apple technicians for more information.
Make sure blower motor is functioning correctly
The furnace blower motor drives the fan that provides air movement for the furnace. A furnace’s heating element heats the heat exchanger until it reaches the desired temperature, then the blower motor pushes the air through the heat exchanger. This warms the air and distributes it throughout the home. In addition to providing air for the furnace, most furnace blowers also provide air for the air conditioning system as well.
The furnace blower is also where the air filter is installed. The blower motor has a lot of working parts, and if not well maintained, can begin to break down. A noisy furnace blower can indicate a problem either with the blower’s electric motor or with the blower wheel. High, shrill sounds can indicate two metal surfaces are grinding against one another. It can be from the blower wheel coming loose from the blower motor’s shaft and scraping the internal housing. A loud humming usually indicates an electrical problem. A trained technician can help you identify the source and make changes before it begins to deteriorate the equipment.
Reduce home’s heating load
Any weakness in the structural shell of your home allows cold winter air to seep in and warm air to leak out. Sealing up your home’s envelope reduces heat load, which is the amount of heat needed to keep your house comfortably warm. To identify major sources of heating loss within your home, a Green Apple technician can provide a home energy audit to determine where your home’s weaknesses exist.
Using specialized equipment and infrared cameras, a Green Apple heating professional can determine where your home has the biggest problems, and help you determine the best places to make improvements. Projects can include things like weather stripping windows and doors, sealing and insulating ductwork, or adding insulation to the attic. Green Apple Mechanical NJ are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-611-7191Read More
Plumbing Problems can be an inevitable part of owning a home. While some problems come with aging fixtures or normal wear and tear on plumbing equipment, others may be caused by how certain systems are used and maintained.
At Green Apple Mechanical NJ, we’ve seen and fixed all types of plumbing problems big and small alike! Here’s a look at some of the most common issues our expert plumbers handle and what usually causes them.
If you’re dealing with any plumbing problem at your New Jersey home and you need help now, don’t hesitate to call Green Apple Mechanical NJ for same-day service.
1. DRIPPING FAUCETS
Dripping faucets are annoying, wasteful, and costly. Sometimes, these drips can be caused by a worn-out washer or O ring, which can easily be replaced. In other cases, corrosion or even improper faucet installation can be the problem causing the drip.
If your faucet is dripping:
- Drips are expensive and are definitely costing you.
- Let our expert plumbers diagnose the problem if a simple washer or O ring replacement doesn’t fix your drip!
2. LEAKY PIPES
Leaky pipes can be caused by all sorts of problems, including:
- Stubborn clogs
- Incorrect pipe laying
- Pipe corrosion
- Pipe joint damage
- Cracked seals or cracked pipes
- Excessive water pressure
No matter what’s causing leaky pipes, this common plumbing problem needs to be fixed fast! The longer leaky pipes are ignored, the more damage they can cause both to your plumbing system and to your home itself!
3. RUNNING TOILETS
Did you know that a running toilet bowl can waste up to 200 gallons per day? That’s a lot of water waste! In most cases, the issues that cause running toilets include:
- Refill tube problems
- Worn out flapper seals or flush valves
- Improperly sized flapper chains
- Corroded toilet handles
4. LOW WATER PRESSURE
Weak water pressure can make it challenging to use pretty much any plumbing system in your home! Often, low water pressure is a symptom of bigger plumbing problems, like:
- Pipe corrosion
- Hidden water leaks in your home
- Drain or sewer clogs
- Cracked or blocked sewer lines
5. LEAKING HOSE BIBB
A leaking hose bibb is very common. After a long, cold winter, many hose bibbs that aren’t protected can crack and begin to leak. We advise our customers to invest in a frost-proof hose bibb, which can reduce the chances of having future leaks.
6. SLOW OR CLOGGED DRAINS
Drainage problems can cause health hazards and even plumbing disasters if they’re not addressed quickly! In general:
- One slow or clogged drain in a home usually means that a problem is localized to that area of the home. Commonly, these drain clogs happen because hair, soap, and other foreign objects have simply built up in a drain over time. Routine drain cleaning can be the ideal solution for addressing this issue!
- Multiple slow or clogged drains are a red flag that you may be dealing with sewer line problems To prevent a sewer backup in your home, it’s crucial you call Green Apple Mechanical NJ whenever you notice multiple slow drains in your home especially if the problem starts with the drains in the lowest areas of your home!
7. SUMP PUMP FAILURE
Sump pump problems can be related to a problem with the unit or an external issue. Usually, the causes of sump pump failures include:
- Stuck switches
- An overwhelming amount of water, like after heavy rain
- Clogged discharge pipes
- Improper sump pump installation
- Aging, with sump pumps around 10 years old being prone to failure
8. WATER HEATER PROBLEMS
Hot water is a necessity in any home. So, when water heaters can’t provide enough or any hot water, homeowners can be dealing with a plumbing crisis! Usually, water heater problems are caused by issues like:
- Heating element failures
- Corrosion or sediment buildup in systems
- Loose or broken electrical connections
- Improper water heater installation
- The wrong size or type of system to support a home’s needs
Green Apple Mechanical NJ HAS ALL OF YOUR PLUMBING REPAIR NEEDS COVERED
Whether or not you’re dealing with a common plumbing problem, the trusted plumbers at Green Apple can help! We have the expertise and state-of-the-art equipment to diagnose and repair any plumbing problem. Plus, we offer same day and emergency service. Green Apple Mechanical are the experts you can trust. We have been serving the NJ area for years with professionalism and expertise. Customer service and care are always our number one priority. If you have any questions or concerns regarding any of your HVAC or plumbing needs call toll-free @888-611-7191Read More
Green Apple Mechanical is a Family owned and operated company, with the environment in mind, we are your one-stop shop for heating, air conditioning, and plumbing services
It all starts with a personal touch, immediate availability, taking the stress away from you.
Our years of experience take you beyond problem-solving and into avoiding future problems altogether by educating you about how better you can maintain your equipment, prepare for the changing seasons and how best to handle machines during off seasons.
Emergency Is What We Do Best!!
We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week, rain or shine, snow or heat wave, holidays or weekdays – we are here to assist you whenever you need help, we know machines tend to break at the worst possible time, Thanksgiving – we’ve been there, middle of a snowstorm – that’s the time the boiler loves to break down, we’ve dealt with that too, a 5 day heat scorcher, AC gives up life – we know and we have been there to cool back your home and family.
We provide instant relief when it hurts the most, our phone operators take service order at any time and connect you with one of our team members who know how to calm you down with a perfect solution you will not have to wait long for to come.
We’ve been taking service calls in northern New Jersey for years, we know the terrain, weather-related problem, style of home structures, we know the weak spots, the equipment and there for can provide the fastest solution to the problem. Our summers are extremely hot and humid, our winter can be brutal and your home needs to weather it all. Our next job after the fix is alert you about year-round maintenance.