As your furnace turns on and begins to add warmth to your residence, it’s common for it to produce some noise. These sounds, such as the burners lighting and the blower running, are all part of the normal start-up process.
But there are a couple of approaches you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Schedule Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps defend you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help us uncover minor issues that could make your furnace noisy. And possibly help you prevent a breakdown on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can decrease your probability of furnace repairs by up to 95%.
If small furnace troubles go undetected, they may result in trouble in the future. By uncovering these issues sooner, our technicians can get your furnace taken care of before heating season begins.
And most important, pro cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving components can help make it more efficient. A well-maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your energy bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Frequently Put in a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your house’s air fresh and clean. When it turns too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off too often. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to eat up additional energy and make it stop working faster.
Our suggestions for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Monthly
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You may have to get a new filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Call Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. When Your Furnace Is Producing Odd Noises
Some furnaces, particularly older ones, could make more noise than others. But if you’re noticing very loud or odd noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. for furnace repair in Branchville.
Here are a few noises to be on the lookout for, how to fix them and when to call a pro.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s due to the fact they exhaust fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties discharging this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require pro} support for this problem, since it might be created by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.
Furnace Making Banging Noise
It’s not a good thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It may mean several things.
Haven’t had maintenance done recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when turning on? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which leads gas to accumulate in your furnace.
All that increased gas can cause a banging or booming noise when your furnace eventually} does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, since the accumulated gas is erupting within 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 hearing this noise, give Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc. a call at 862-345-6896. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s running correctly.
Your ductwork can also make banging sounds when your furnace starts, since the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first inspecting your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s dirty. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents shut in your residence, as it can throw off air pressure.
If neither of these steps repair the sound, your ductwork could 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 dying blower fan motor, which will create an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace turns on. It might also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these issues need support from a professional heating and cooling company like Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc..
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a symptom that an internal component is breaking down. This might be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It might also be a sign that your burners need to be cleaned.
These troubles are frequently uncovered during regular maintenance done by a certified HVAC tech. So, while we’re at your residence performing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about scheduling your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could be the result of troubles: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition issues. All these troubles need specialized help.
At Willco Air Conditioning, Refrigeration & Heating Inc., our experts are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing odd sounds, contact us at 862-345-6896 to schedule an appointment now.