As your furnace turns on and begins to warm up your home, it’s expected for it to create some noise. These sounds, such as the burners firing up and the blower running, are all part of the typical start-up procedures.
But there are a couple of steps you can do to make your furnace quieter this winter.
1. Request Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps defend you if something major goes wrong with your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help us find small troubles that might make your furnace annoying. And possibly help you sidestep a meltdown on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can lower your likelihood of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If little furnace problems go ignored, they may cause trouble in the future. By finding these problems in advance, our pros can get your furnace repaired before heating season begins.
And, most critical, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving components can help make it more efficient. A properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your gas expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Frequently Change Your Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it turns too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume extra energy and make it break down more rapidly.
Our advice for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to get a new filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC When Your Furnace is Producing Strange Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, may be louder than others. But if you’re detecting exceedingly loud or odd noises, it may be time to get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC for furnace repair in Booneville.
Here are a few noises to be looking for, how to solve them and when to get in touch with a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s due to the fact they discharge fumes dissimilarly older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is having issues discharging this water, it can make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require skilled assistance for this issue, since it could be created by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.
Furnace Making Banging Noise
It’s not a positive thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It might mean a few things.
Haven’t requested maintenance lately and your furnace is producing a banging sound when turning on? Its burners may be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which causes gas to accumulate within your furnace.
All that built-up gas can make a banging or booming sound when your furnace eventually does ignite. But this is more than only a bothersome noise, as the built-up gas is exploding within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and create a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve neglected regular tune-ups for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC a call at 662-269-8716. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s running safely.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace starts, because the metal is expanding and contracting.
We recommend first looking at your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s dirty. Next, ensure you don’t have too many vents shut in your residence, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these steps fix the sound, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will require assistance from a professional HVAC technician.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a sign there’s an electrical problem. This is most often seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will make an annoying buzzing noise when your furnace turns on. It might also mean there’s an issue with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these issues need support from a professional heating and cooling company like Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a symptom that an internal piece is dying. This might be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It may also be a sign that your burners are dirty.
These troubles are typically uncovered during annual maintenance performed by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your residence performing repairs, don’t forget to ask us about scheduling your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could mean a couple of issues: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition issues. All these troubles need specialized support.
At Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC, our experts are here to help you unwind in quiet, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it usually is or creating odd sounds, contact us at 662-269-8716 to get an appointment right away.