As your furnace starts up and gets ready to warm up your home, it’s typical for it to create some noise. These sounds, such as the burners lighting and the blower whirring, are all part of the typical start-up process.
But there are a couple of steps you can do to make your furnace quieter this winter.
1. Book Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps shield you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help us uncover minor issues that could make your furnace loud. And possibly help you avoid a malfunction on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can decrease your chance of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace problems go ignored, they may cause trouble down the road. By finding these issues sooner, our professionals can get your furnace fixed before heating season is in full swing.
And most critical, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving parts can help make it more efficient. A properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your gas expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Regularly Replace Your Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your home’s air fresh and clean. When it becomes too filthy, it can make your furnace turn on and off too often. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to use additional fuel and make it stop working faster.
Our suggestions for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Monthly
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to change your filter more often if you have allergies or pets.
3. Call Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning When Your Furnace Is Making Weird Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, can be noisier than others. But if you’re noticing exceedingly loud or weird noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning for furnace repair in Wyandotte.
Here are a couple of noises to be on the lookout for, how to take care of them and when to contact a pro.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise occurs more commonly with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they discharge fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties removing this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require skilled} support for this issue, 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 may mean a few things.
Haven’t scheduled maintenance recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when starting? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which leads gas to accumulate within your furnace.
All that built-up gas can create a banging or booming sound when your furnace eventually} does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, because the built-up gas is exploding within your furnace. This can crack your furnace’s heat exchanger and create a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve neglected regular service for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning a shout at 734-284-1224. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s working correctly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace switches on, because the metal is expanding and contracting.
We suggest first checking your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s dirty. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents sealed in your residence, as it can throw off air pressure.
If neither of these things repair the problem, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will require assistance from a pro 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 usually seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will create an annoying buzzing noise when your furnace begins to heat. It may also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems need help from a skilled heating and cooling company like Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often a symptom that an internal component is dying. This might be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It may also be a symptom that your burners need cleaning.
These troubles are often uncovered during yearly maintenance done by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your residence working on repairs, don’t forget to inquire about scheduling your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound may be the result of troubles: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition troubles. All these problems need skilled assistance.
At Gee & Missler Heating & Air Conditioning, our experts are here to help you unwind in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it usually is or producing odd sounds, contact us at 734-284-1224 to request an appointment now.