As your furnace switches on and prepares to add warmth to your residence, it’s normal for it to produce some noise. These sounds, including the burners igniting and the blower running, are all part of the typical start-up procedures.
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 highly important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps shield you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty period.
It can also help our professionals discover small issues that could make your furnace annoying. And maybe help you prevent a malfunction on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can lower your likelihood of furnace repairs by up to 95%.
If little furnace problems go unnoticed, they may lead to trouble down the road. By unearthing these problems sooner, our techs can get your furnace fixed before heating season begins.
And most important, professional cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving parts can help make it more efficient. A properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your utility expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Routinely Replace Your Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your home’s air fresh and clean. When it turns too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off more than it should. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to use additional energy and make it wear out faster.
Our recommendations for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to install a new filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Booneville Heating & Cooling When Your Furnace Is Producing Weird Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, might be louder than others. But if you’re detecting very loud or odd noises, it may be time to call a heating and cooling company like Booneville Heating & Cooling for furnace repair in Booneville.
Here are several noises to keep an eye out for, how to take care of them and when to call a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise occurs more commonly with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they exhaust fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can create some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties removing this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want professional} support for this problem, since it may be created by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.
Furnace Making Banging Noise
It’s not a great thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It could mean a few things.
Haven’t requested maintenance recently and your furnace is producing a banging sound when turning on? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which causes gas to accumulate inside your furnace.
All that increased gas can make a banging or booming sound when your furnace ultimately} does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, because the accumulated gas is exploding within your furnace. This can crack your furnace’s heat exchanger and create a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve ignored regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Booneville Heating & Cooling a call at 662-269-8716. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and make sure it’s running correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace switches on, since the metal is expanding and contracting.
We suggest first looking at your furnace’s air filter and getting a new one if it’s filthy. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents sealed in your house, as it can throw off air pressure.
If neither of these steps repair the problem, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a professional HVAC technician.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a symptom there’s electrical troubles. This is most usually seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will create a loud buzzing noise when your furnace starts. It might also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles need support from a skilled heating and cooling company like Booneville Heating & Cooling.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often a symptom that an internal part is worn out. This can be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It can also be a sign that your burners are dirty.
These problems are typically uncovered during yearly maintenance provided by a certified HVAC tech. So, while we’re at your house working on repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound can be the result of issues: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition issues. All these troubles need professional help.
At Booneville Heating & Cooling, our experts are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than normal or producing strange sounds, contact us at 662-269-8716 to request an appointment today.