Cleaning, Maintenance & Other Heating Services in Minneapolis
The last thing you want or expect during winter is your heater to malfunction when it's cold outside. Unfortunately, there are several different reasons why your heater may have stopped working correctly, from broken parts to clogged filters.
At Hoffman Cooling & Heating, our trusted specialists can determine the cause of the problem and provide fast, effective, and affordable furnace repair in St. Paul, MN. In addition, whenever possible, we strive to provide you with reasonable maintenance. Still, if your heating system is on its last leg, we may recommend replacement.
Receive Your Quick & Comprehensive Maintenance, Cleaning, or Furnace Repair in St. Paul or Throughout Minneapolis by Calling (612) 255-5883 or Contact Us Online Today!
24-Hour Emergency Furnace Repairs for Gas & Electric Models
Your heater doesn't wait until regular business hours to break down; it can happen anytime. Therefore, our highly trained specialists are available around the clock to offer you an immediate solution. We show up on time, prepared with the necessary equipment, and quickly get to work to find what's ailing your furnace, whether you have a gas or an electric furnace. As a result, we will be able to identify and fix many problems.
What Can Cause A Furnace To Stop Working?
Dirty or clogged filters
Cracked heat exchangers
Slipped or frayed blower belts
Yellow or flickering pilot lights
Strange furnace odors
Signs Your Furnace Needs Repair
While a full-scale breakdown of your furnace may be apparent, many furnace issues start small. As a result, they can go unnoticed for months, eventually leading to significant problems. As such, it is essential to have your furnace regularly maintained by a certified furnace repair technician in St. Paul and to pay attention to critical signs of failure.
A Few Signs Your Furnace Needs To Be Repaired Include:
It won't turn on or stays on
It won't heat evenly or at all
It's leaking or making strange noises
It smells like something is burning
Why Is My Furnace So Loud?
While it is common for a furnace to generate some noise, loud, unfamiliar sounds indicate that a repair is needed. A noisy operation can be caused by a host of problems, which typically stem from a damaged or loose mechanical component within the furnace. It is important to note that each noise could indicate a different issue.
Common Furnace Noises & What They Mean:
Rattling – The most common cause of this noise is a loose screw that just needs to be secured. However, in some cases the heat exchanger is the source of the problem. If the heat exchanger is damaged or cracked, not only will your furnace start rattling, but it can also cause a carbon monoxide leak. As this is extremely dangerous, it is imperative you bring in a heating expert right away.
Banging – When your furnace’s burners become dirty it can impact their ability to properly ignite, usually causing a delay. This results in a banging noise when the burner does eventually light. Ductwork adjusting to fluctuations in the pressure could also be the cause of this unsettling noise.
Screeching – This is typically an indication of an issue with your furnace’s blower. If the wheel on the blower has loosened or the motor needs to be oiled, you may start to hear the unpleasant screeching from the system. A simple repair to resolve this issue will allow your furnace to continue running smoothly and efficiently.
Whistling – If your air filters have become blocked by dust or other debris, you may begin to hear a whistling sound when your furnace is running. However, your ductwork could also be the culprit. Air ducts that are not aligned or connected properly to the furnace, or ducts that are undersized, can also cause this noise.
A number of these noises could have varying causes, some of which can be hazardous to your home or damage your furnace if left untreated. That’s why you must consult with a professional furnace repair technician from our team in St. Paul at the first sign of a problem. We will be able to diagnose where the sound is generated, allowing us to determine what repair is necessary to get your furnace back up and running.
Professional Furnace Maintenance & Tune-Ups in Minneapolis & St. Paul
One of the simplest ways to avoid furnace breakdowns is to maintain your furnace routinely. With Hoffman Cooling & Heating, furnace maintenance is simple! We recommend having your furnace serviced yearly in late summer or early fall (before it gets cold outside). During your appointment, our St. Paul furnace tune-up specialists thoroughly inspect your system, clean and tune up your furnace, and perform any needed repairs so that your system is ready to go!