As your furnace turns on and begins to heat your residence, it’s expected for it to create some noise. These sounds, like the burners firing up and the blower operating, are all part of the normal start-up procedures.
But there are a couple of approaches you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Book Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps protect you if something big malfunctions in your furnace during your warranty period.
It can also help us spot minor troubles that could make your furnace loud. And potentially help you sidestep a malfunction on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can reduce your chance of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace troubles are left ignored, they could result in trouble in the future. By unearthing these problems in advance, our professionals can get your furnace fixed before heating season is at its peak.
And, most critical, pro cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving pieces can help make it more efficient. A well- maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Routinely Put in a New 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 more than it should. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to use additional fuel and make it break down more rapidly.
Our suggestions for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Monthly
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to replace your filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.
3. Call House of Heating Incorporated When Your Furnace is Producing Strange Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, might be louder than others. But if you’re hearing exceedingly loud or strange noises, you might need to get in touch with a heating and cooling company like House of Heating Incorporated for furnace repair in Marshfield.
Here are a couple of noises to be on the lookout for, how to fix them and when to contact a professional.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they emit fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing difficulties discharging this water, it could make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want skilled support for this issue, since it could be the result of 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 could mean several things.
Haven’t requested maintenance lately and your furnace is creating a banging sound when beginning? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which leads gas to accumulate in your furnace.
All that accumulated gas can make a banging or booming noise when your furnace finally does ignite. But this is more than merely an annoying noise, as the accumulated gas is exploding inside your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked yearly maintenance for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give House of Heating Incorporated a shout at 715-384-3163. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s running properly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace switches on, as 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 closed in your residence, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these things repair the problem, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will call for assistance from a pro HVAC tech.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a sign there’s an electrical issue. This is most frequently seen with a faltering blower fan motor, which will produce an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace turns on. It could also mean there’s an issue with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems require support from a professional heating and cooling company like House of Heating Incorporated.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s usually a symptom that an internal component is worn out. This could be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be an indication that your burners need cleaning.
These problems are often unearthed during regular maintenance provided by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your home working on repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could be the result of issues: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition troubles. All these problems call for professional support.
At House of Heating Incorporated, our pros are here to help you enjoy tranquil, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing weird sounds, contact us at 715-384-3163 to request an appointment right away.