As your furnace starts up and begins to heat your home, it’s typical for it to make some noise. These sounds, such as the burners firing up and the blower running, are all part of the usual start-up process.
But there are a few approaches you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Book Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps defend you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help our professionals discover little issues that could make your furnace noisy. And potentially help you prevent a malfunction on the coldest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can decrease your chance of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If small furnace problems go unnoticed, they may result in a breakdown in the future. By finding these troubles sooner, our pros can get your furnace repaired before heating season is at its peak.
And, most important, pro cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving parts can help make it more efficient. A well- maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your heating expenses, 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 frequently. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to eat up additional energy and make it wear out faster.
Our suggestions for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to change your filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.
3. Contact Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning When Your Furnace is Creating Odd Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, can be louder than others. But if you’re hearing exceedingly loud or odd noises, it may be time to get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning for furnace repair in Wyandotte.
Here are a few noises to be looking for, how to solve them and when to call a pro.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s due to the fact they emit fumes dissimilarly older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is running into troubles draining this water, it could make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require professional assistance for this issue, since it can be the result of 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 several things.
Haven’t had maintenance done this year and your furnace is producing a banging sound when beginning? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which results in gas accumulating within your furnace.
All that increased gas can create a banging or booming sound when your furnace finally does ignite. But this is more than only an annoying noise, as the accumulated gas is igniting in your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve ignored regular tune-ups for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 734-363-8907. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and make sure it’s operating accurately.
Your ductwork can also make banging sounds when your furnace starts, since 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 closed in your home, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these methods fix the problem, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will require assistance from a skilled HVAC tech.
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 usually seen with a faltering blower fan motor, which will make a loud buzzing noise when your furnace turns on. It could also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems need support from an experienced heating and cooling company like Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s frequently a symptom that an internal part is going out. This might be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be a symptom that your burners need cleaning.
These problems are often caught during yearly maintenance provided by a certified HVAC tech. So, while we’re at your house performing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your maintenance appointment for the future.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could mean a couple of issues: worn bearings, gas valve problems or ignition issues. All these problems need skilled support.
At Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning, our specialists are here to help you relax in tranquil, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it usually is or creating odd sounds, contact us at 734-363-8907 to book an appointment right away.