As your furnace turns on and begins to warm up your residence, it’s typical for it to create some noise. These sounds, like the burners firing up and the blower whirring, are all part of the typical start-up steps.
But there are a few steps you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Schedule Annual Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps defend you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help our pros discover small issues that could make your furnace noisy. And possibly help you prevent a breakdown on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can decrease your probability of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace problems go unnoticed, they may cause trouble later on. By discovering these issues sooner, our technicians can get your furnace fixed before heating season is in full swing.
And most important, 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 gas expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Frequently Replace Your Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your home’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off too often. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional fuel and make it break down faster.
Our recommendations for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to replace your filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Dearing's Service & Solutions When Your Furnace Is Producing Weird Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, could be noisier than others. But if you’re hearing exceedingly loud or weird noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Dearing's Service & Solutions for furnace repair in Huntingburg.
Here are a couple of noises to be on the lookout for, how to fix them and when to call a professional.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s due to the fact they discharge fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties removing this water, it might make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need pro} support for this issue, 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 might mean a few things.
Haven’t requested maintenance recently and your furnace is producing a banging sound when beginning? Its burners may be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which leads gas to accumulate in your furnace.
All that built-up gas can create a banging or booming noise when your furnace ultimately} does ignite. But this is more than only an irritating noise, since the increased gas is igniting within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve forgotten regular service for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give Dearing's Service & Solutions a ring at 812-200-5844. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and make sure it’s working correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace switches on, because the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first checking your furnace’s air filter and getting a new one if it’s dirty. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents sealed in your home, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these methods repair the problem, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will require 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 problem. This is most often seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will make a loud buzzing noise when your furnace starts. It may also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles need assistance from an experienced heating and cooling company like Dearing's Service & Solutions.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often a symptom that an internal part is breaking down. This could be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It can also be a symptom that your burners need cleaning.
These problems are frequently uncovered during regular maintenance done by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your residence working on repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could be the result of problems: worn bearings, gas valve problems or ignition troubles. All these problems need professional assistance.
At Dearing's Service & Solutions, our specialists are here to help you relax in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it usually is or producing odd sounds, contact us at 812-200-5844 to get an appointment right away.