As your furnace starts up and begins to warm up your house, it’s typical for it to create some noise. These sounds, like the burners igniting and the blower running, are all part of the usual start-up procedures.
But there are a couple of things you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Book Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps defend you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help our professionals spot minor issues that might make your furnace loud. And maybe help you avoid a malfunction on the coldest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that routine maintenance can lower your likelihood of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If little furnace issues go unnoticed, they may lead to trouble later on. By discovering these problems sooner, our pros can get your furnace fixed before heating season is at its peak.
And most essential, pro cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving pieces can help make it more efficient. A properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your heating costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Routinely Install a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off more than it should. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to eat up additional energy and make it break down faster.
Our advice for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You may have to get a new filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.
3. Call Moyer Total Indoor Comfort When Your Furnace Is Creating Strange Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, could be noisier than others. But if you’re hearing exceedingly loud or weird noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Moyer Total Indoor Comfort for furnace repair in Kutztown and Breinigsville.
Here are several noises to be looking for, how to repair them and when to get in touch with a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s because they discharge fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties removing this water, it might make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need skilled} support for this problem, since it can 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 producing a banging sound when starting? Its burners could be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which results in gas accumulating inside your furnace.
All that increased gas can cause a banging or booming sound when your furnace eventually} does ignite. But this is more than merely an irritating noise, since the accumulated gas is igniting within your furnace. This can crack your furnace’s heat exchanger and create a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve forgotten regular tune-ups for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give Moyer Total Indoor Comfort a call at 484-646-3363. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and make sure it’s working correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace turns on, because the metal is expanding and contracting.
We suggest first checking your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s clogged. Next, ensure you don’t have too many vents shut in your home, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these steps repair the issue, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will require assistance from a professional HVAC specialist.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a flag there’s an electrical issue. This is most usually seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will make an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace turns on. It might also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles need support from a skilled heating and cooling company like Moyer Total Indoor Comfort.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s frequently a symptom that an internal piece is dying. 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 issues are often uncovered during annual maintenance performed by a certified HVAC tech. So, while we’re at your home performing repairs, don’t forget to ask us about requesting your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound can be the result of issues: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition problems. All these problems need skilled help.
At Moyer Total Indoor Comfort, our experts are here to help you relax in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it usually is or producing strange sounds, contact us at 484-646-3363 to get an appointment today.