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3 Ways to Make Your Furnace Run with Less Noise

As your furnace switches on and prepares to heat your home, it’s expected for it to make some noise. These sounds, including the burners firing up and the blower running, are all part of the typical start-up process.

But there are a few approaches you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.

1. Schedule Annual Furnace Maintenance

Furnace maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps shield you if something huge goes wrong with your furnace during your warranty period.

It can also help us uncover minor problems that could make your furnace noisy. And potentially help you avoid a breakdown on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can reduce your probability of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.

If small furnace problems go unnoticed, they may cause a malfunction in the future. By finding these troubles in advance, our pros can get your furnace repaired before heating season is underway.

And, most essential, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving parts can help make it more efficient. A correctly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

2. Routinely Change Your Furnace’s Air Filter

Your air filter helps keep your house’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume extra fuel and make it wear out faster.

Our suggestions for replacing your furnace filter:

  • Flat filter: Monthly
  • Pleated filter: Every three months

You may have to replace your filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.

3. Get in Touch with Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC When Your Furnace is Creating Odd Noises

Some furnaces, particularly older ones, might make more noise than others. But if you’re detecting exceedingly loud or weird noises, you might need to call a heating and cooling company like Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC for furnace repair in Booneville.

Here are several noises to keep an eye out for, how to fix them and when to call a pro.

Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise

This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s because they exhaust fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing troubles draining this water, it might make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want professional assistance for this problem, since it could be created by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.

Furnace Making Banging Noise

It’s not a good indicator when your furnace is making a banging sound. It might mean several things.

Haven’t scheduled maintenance lately and your furnace is making a banging sound when starting? Its burners could be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which leads gas to accumulate inside your furnace.

All that accumulated gas can cause a banging or booming racket when your furnace ultimately does ignite. But this is more than merely a bothersome noise, as the increased gas is igniting inside your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and make 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 ensure it’s running properly.

Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace switches on, since the metal is expanding and contracting.

We recommend first looking at your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s filthy. Next, ensure you don’t have too many vents shut in your house, as it can force air pressure out of balance.

If neither of these things take care of the issue, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a skilled HVAC specialist.

Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise

If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a symptom there’s an electrical issue. This is most usually seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will produce an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace switches on. It may 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 usually a symptom that an internal piece is dying. This can be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It might also be an indication that your burners need to be cleaned.

These problems are usually unearthed during annual maintenance done by a certified HVAC technician. So, while we’re at your home performing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about scheduling your maintenance appointment for next year.

Furnace Making Clicking Noise

A clicking sound may mean a couple of problems: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition troubles. All these troubles call for skilled support.

At Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC, our experts are here to help you unwind in tranquil, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or creating weird sounds, contact us at 662-269-8716 to book an appointment now.

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