As your furnace turns on and begins to add warmth to your home, it’s normal for it to make some noise. These sounds, including the burners firing up and the blower whirring, are all part of the typical start-up procedures.
But there are a couple of approaches you can do to make your furnace quieter this winter.
1. Schedule Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps protect you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help our professionals uncover little issues that could make your furnace noisy. And potentially help you avoid a malfunction on the coldest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that routine maintenance can decrease your chance of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace troubles go unnoticed, they may lead to trouble in the future. By discovering these problems sooner, our pros can get your furnace repaired before heating season is underway.
And most critical, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving pieces can help make it more efficient. A correctly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your utility costs, 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 becomes too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off more than it should. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional energy and make it wear out faster.
Our recommendations for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Monthly
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You may have to install a new filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Contact House of Heating Incorporated When Your Furnace Is Creating Weird Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, could be noisier than others. But if you’re hearing exceedingly loud or odd noises, it may be time to get in touch with a heating and cooling company like House of Heating Incorporated for furnace repair in Marshfield.
Here are several noises to be on the lookout for, how to take care of them and when to get in touch with a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s due to the fact they discharge fumes dissimilarly than older furnaces, and the process can create some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties draining this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require pro} support 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 thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It may mean a couple of things.
Haven’t scheduled maintenance recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when turning on? Its burners may be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which results in gas accumulating in your furnace.
All that accumulated gas can make a banging or booming racket when your furnace ultimately} does ignite. But this is more than merely an irritating noise, since the built-up gas is erupting within your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve forgotten regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give House of Heating Incorporated a call at 715-384-3163. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and make sure it’s running correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace turns on, as the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first checking your furnace’s air filter and getting a new one if it’s clogged. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents closed in your house, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these methods repair the sound, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will call for assistance from a skilled HVAC technician.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a flag there’s an electrical problem. This is most often seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will create 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 troubles need assistance from an experienced 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 piece is worn out. This may be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be an indication that your burners are dirty.
These issues are usually uncovered during yearly maintenance provided by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound may be the result of issues: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition problems. All these troubles need pro help.
At House of Heating Incorporated, our specialists are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing strange sounds, contact us at 715-384-3163 to book an appointment now.