As your furnace turns on and gets ready to add warmth to your residence, it’s normal for it to make some noise. These sounds, like the burners igniting and the blower running, are all part of the usual start-up process.
But there are a couple of approaches you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Request Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps shield you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty period.
It can also help our professionals find little issues that could make your furnace noisy. And possibly help you prevent a malfunction on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that routine maintenance can lower your chance of furnace repairs by up to 95%.
If small furnace troubles go undetected, they may result in trouble later on. By discovering these troubles sooner, our professionals can get your furnace repaired before heating season begins.
And most essential, pro 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 heating bills, 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 clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to eat up additional fuel and make it wear out faster.
Our advice for changing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to replace your filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces When Your Furnace Is Producing Odd Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, may be noisier than others. But if you’re hearing very loud or odd noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces for furnace repair in Alliance.
Here are several noises to be on the lookout for, how to solve them and when to contact a professional.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s because they exhaust fumes dissimilarly 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 need experienced} support for this trouble, 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 might mean a couple of things.
Haven’t scheduled maintenance recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when turning on? Its burners might be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which causes gas to accumulate within your furnace.
All that built-up gas can cause a banging or booming racket when your furnace finally} does ignite. But this is more than only an irritating noise, as the accumulated gas is igniting within your furnace. This can crack your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular tune-ups for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces a ring at 308-321-4703. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s running correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace starts, as the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first looking at your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s filthy. 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 issue, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a professional HVAC tech.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a symptom there’s an electrical problem. This is most usually seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will create an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace starts. It can also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems need help from a professional heating and cooling company like Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often a symptom that an internal component is going out. This might be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be a symptom that your burners are dirty.
These troubles are often uncovered during yearly maintenance done by a certified HVAC tech. So, while we’re at your home performing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your maintenance appointment for the future.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound might be the result of problems: worn bearings, gas valve problems or ignition problems. All these problems need pro support.
At Jack's Heating, Cooling, Stoves & Fireplaces, our specialists are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing weird sounds, contact us at 308-321-4703 to get an appointment today.