As your furnace switches on and prepares to add warmth to your residence, it’s typical for it to create some noise. These sounds, such as the burners lighting and the blower operating, are all part of the usual start-up process.
But there are a couple of steps you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Book Annual Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps defend you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help our pros find minor issues that could make your furnace loud. And possibly help you prevent a breakdown on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that routine maintenance can reduce your likelihood of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace problems go ignored, they may result in trouble in the future. By uncovering these troubles sooner, our pros can get your furnace taken care of before heating season is in full swing.
And most critical, pro cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving pieces can help make it more efficient. A well-maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your energy bills, 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 too often. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional fuel and make it break down faster.
Our suggestions for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to change your filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.
3. Contact County Line Mechanical LLC When Your Furnace Is Making Weird Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, may make more noise than others. But if you’re hearing very loud or strange noises, you might need to get in touch with a heating and cooling company like County Line Mechanical LLC for furnace repair in Reinholds.
Here are a few noises to keep an eye out for, how to solve them and when to get in touch with a professional.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they emit fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties discharging this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require skilled support for this issue, since it may be created by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.
Furnace Making Banging Noise
It’s not a positive thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It might mean a few things.
Haven’t scheduled maintenance recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when beginning? Its burners might be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which causes gas to accumulate in your furnace.
All that built-up gas can create a banging or booming sound when your furnace ultimately does ignite. But this is more than only an irritating noise, because the increased gas is exploding within your furnace. This can crack your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a deadly carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve ignored regular service for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give County Line Mechanical LLC a call at 717-216-0846. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s operating correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace switches on, since the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first looking at your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s dirty. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents closed in your residence, as it can throw off air pressure.
If neither of these steps repair the issue, your ductwork might 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 flag there’s an electrical issue. This is most frequently seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will make a loud buzzing noise when your furnace begins to heat. It may also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these issues 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 typically a symptom that an internal part is dying. This might be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It might also be a sign that your burners are dirty.
These issues are usually uncovered during annual maintenance done by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your home 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 might be the result of issues: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition problems. All these troubles need pro support.
At County Line Mechanical LLC, our experts are here to help you relax in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing odd sounds, contact us at 717-216-0846 to book an appointment right away.