Techician replacing vent on heating system

Why Is My Heater Making Strange Sounds?

There is a common misconception that people who live in the desert are hot all of the time, or at least comfortably warm. This really isn’t the case, obviously, as anyone that has lived there for a winter or two can tell you. Of course, the desert climate doesn’t have the coldest winters in the country, but nighttime temperatures do drop down to the 50s or below. Don’t let the fact that the weather is warming up a bit more consistently lull you into false confidence in your heating system.

Late-season heating repairs are fairly common. It only makes sense that the end of the season, after a few months of service, is when heaters are in their roughest condition, right? While the end of the heating season may be in sight, you should still address any problems that you may encounter with your heater as soon as possible. This includes any odd sounds that your heater may start making.

Strange Sounds Are Not Insignificant

We get it—odd AC noises can be unsettling. But don’t overlook strange heater sounds either. It’s not just about comfort; safety is at stake too.

If You Hear Squealing and Screeching

A worn belt in the blower motor might be causing the issue. It’s a simple fix, emphasizing the importance of prompt service. Delaying could result in a snapped belt, leaving you without forced air until replaced. This problem could impact your AC too if it shares a blower with your heater. Additionally, insufficient lubrication on system bearings might be the cause.

If You Hear Rattling and Banging

A more serious problem may be affecting the blower motor or assembly. Rattling suggests a loose component, while banging or clanging could indicate a misaligned blower. Ignoring these issues, even if your system still works, increases the risk of further equipment damage. Addressing it promptly is crucial.

If You Hear a Clicking Sound

You might be dealing with an electrical issue. While occasional clicking during system cycles is normal, persistent clicking could indicate a problem with a relay or its electrical control. It’s worth checking to ensure everything is functioning correctly.

give goettl a call today

Any unusual sounds coming from your heater should not be ignored. The same goes for you air conditioning systems. If you hear odd noises or have any other concerns, give our expert technicians a call. Your comfort is our top priority.


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Lynnie MichelleLynnie Michelle
17:38 01 Mar 24
Great service from Rudy and Chris
Chris SummerlinChris Summerlin
02:58 01 Mar 24
Peter was very professional and caring throughout the inspection.
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00:53 01 Mar 24
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23:37 29 Feb 24
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17:35 28 Feb 24
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Nicole DrummNicole Drumm
17:31 28 Feb 24
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Paul FrenchPaul French
15:37 28 Feb 24
Jehad did a great job with the AC tune-up, and it was all free due to my past services with them!
Calvin ThompsonCalvin Thompson
03:13 28 Feb 24
This was my first service with this company and it was a pleasant one. The technicians were professional and polite and quickly resolved a minor scheduling conflict. Interaction with a sales manager for a quote on needed equipment was equally pleasant.
Darren HarvickDarren Harvick
17:12 19 Feb 24
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Christopher SmartChristopher Smart
16:23 19 Feb 24
Peter came out to check over our system. He was very thorough and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend.
Juan CalderonJuan Calderon
00:35 19 Feb 24
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Christopher GonzalezChristopher Gonzalez
00:23 19 Feb 24
Roy Adame did my AC furnace tune up that is part of my Goettl Sadie membership. He did a great job in explaining what he was doing and checking for. He gave me his expertise recommendation and advice on what to do to have my AC furnace and compressor running better, smoother, and to give off better quality air flow throughout my house. Thank You Roy !
Melinda MoralesMelinda Morales
00:07 19 Feb 24
Joseph was very friendly and professional. He did an awesome job installing our bathroom faucet.
Jessica TurnerJessica Turner
16:59 11 Feb 24
Plumber Joshua Lopez was AWESOME!
Paul RenobatoPaul Renobato
16:18 11 Feb 24
Husam showed up today and provided great service!
02:32 11 Feb 24
Signed up for the Sadie membership as a a preventative measure to avoid bigger problems down the line. Had my appointment to check my system today and to my surprise the tech discovered a huge gash in my ductwork! Thankfully so because the ductwork up there is a very tight space which I could never squeeze myself into and would’ve gone unnoticed for who knows how long. Huge thank you to Technician Roy Adame for making the trip out on a Saturday afternoon, going the extra mile to fully inspect the system in a tight space, and fully explaining the possible causes of the damage and the impact it would on the system performance. 🙏🏼🤙🏼🫡👏🏼🙂
Melton CerritosMelton Cerritos
23:26 10 Feb 24
Peter was great. He was very thorough on explanation of the units and what needed to be done very grateful for his information.
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21:17 10 Feb 24
Carlos MacedoCarlos Macedo
17:45 02 Feb 24
Abdiel Chavez was our service technician today for Goettl. He was very thorough, knowledgeable and courteous and the work was done smoothly and in a timely manner. We enjoying meeting Abdiel and having him in our home.