As your furnace turns on and begins to heat your residence, it’s typical for it to create some noise. These sounds, like the burners igniting and the blower running, are all part of the typical start-up process.
But there are several approaches you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Schedule Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps protect you if something major stops working in your furnace during your warranty period.
It can also help our pros spot small issues that can make your furnace loud. And maybe help you avoid a meltdown on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can lower your chance of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace issues go unnoticed, they may cause trouble in the future. By finding these troubles sooner, our technicians can get your furnace taken care of before heating season is at its peak.
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 energy expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Frequently Install a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off more than it should. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional gas and make it break down faster.
Our advice for changing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to change your filter more often if you have allergies or pets.
3. Contact Central Air LLC When Your Furnace Is Making Weird Noises
Some furnaces, particularly older ones, could be noisier than others. But if you’re noticing extremely loud or odd noises, you might need to get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Central Air LLC for furnace repair in Brookfield.
Here are a couple of noises to be looking for, how to solve them and when to get in touch with a professional.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they emit fumes dissimilarly than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties removing this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need pro} support for this trouble, since it may 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 could mean a couple of things.
Haven’t scheduled maintenance recently and your furnace is creating a banging sound when beginning? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which leads gas to accumulate inside your furnace.
All that built-up gas can create a banging or booming racket when your furnace ultimately} does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, since the accumulated gas is exploding within your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and make a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular service for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give Central Air LLC a ring at 203-357-5913. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s working correctly.
Your ductwork can also make banging sounds when your furnace turns on, since the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first looking at your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s filthy. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents sealed in your residence, as it can throw off air pressure.
If neither of these steps repair the issue, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will require 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 frequently seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will produce an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace switches on. It might also mean there’s an issue with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles need help from a professional heating and cooling company like Central Air LLC.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s usually a symptom that an internal component is breaking down. This might be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It may also be a sign that your burners need to be cleaned.
These troubles are often uncovered during annual maintenance provided by a certified HVAC technician. So, while we’re at your home performing repairs, don’t forget to ask us about booking your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound can be the result of problems: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition issues. All these issues need professional support.
At Central Air LLC, our specialists are here to help you unwind in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than normal or producing odd sounds, contact us at 203-357-5913 to schedule an appointment today.