As your furnace switches on and prepares to add warmth to your home, it’s common for it to produce some noise. These sounds, like the burners firing up and the blower whirring, are all part of the typical start-up process.
But there are a few approaches you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Request Annual Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is very important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps protect you if something major stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help our pros uncover small issues that could make your furnace loud. And possibly help you avoid a meltdown on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can lower your chance of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If small furnace problems go undetected, they may cause trouble later on. By uncovering these issues sooner, our technicians can get your furnace taken care of before heating season is at its peak.
And most essential, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving components can help make it more efficient. A properly 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 residence’s air fresh and clean. When it becomes too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to eat up additional energy and make it wear out faster.
Our advice for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Monthly
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to replace your filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with County Line Mechanical LLC When Your Furnace Is Making Weird Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, might make more noise than others. But if you’re noticing exceedingly loud or odd noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like County Line Mechanical LLC for furnace repair in Reinholds.
Here are a couple of noises to be looking for, how to take care of them and when to contact a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they discharge fumes dissimilarly than older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties discharging this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want 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 great thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It might mean a few things.
Haven’t scheduled maintenance recently and your furnace is producing a banging sound when starting? Its burners may be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which leads gas to accumulate in your furnace.
All that accumulated gas can create a banging or booming noise when your furnace eventually} does ignite. But this is more than only an irritating noise, as the built-up 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 detecting this noise, give County Line Mechanical LLC a ring at 717-216-0846. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s running correctly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace turns on, as the metal is expanding and contracting.
We suggest first looking at your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s dirty. Next, ensure you don’t have too many vents sealed in your home, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these steps repair the sound, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a professional HVAC specialist.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a symptom there’s an electrical issue. This is most often seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will produce an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace switches on. It may also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems need help from an experienced heating and cooling company like County Line Mechanical LLC.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often a symptom that an internal piece is worn out. This may be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It may also be a symptom that your burners need to be cleaned.
These issues are frequently uncovered during regular maintenance provided by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your residence doing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your maintenance appointment for the future.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound can be the result of troubles: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition issues. All these problems need professional support.
At County Line Mechanical LLC, our professionals are here to help you unwind in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing strange sounds, contact us at 717-216-0846 to schedule an appointment today.