As your furnace starts up and gets ready to warm up your home, it’s expected for it to produce some noise. These sounds, like the burners lighting and the blower running, are all part of the normal start-up steps.
But there are a few approaches you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Request Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is very important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps shield you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty period.
It can also help our pros discover small issues that can make your furnace noisy. And maybe help you avoid a malfunction on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that routine maintenance can lower your likelihood of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace troubles go ignored, they may result in trouble in the future. By finding these issues sooner, our pros can get your furnace taken care of 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 properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your gas bills, 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 turns 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 use additional energy and make it break down faster.
Our suggestions for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to install a new filter more often if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Pliescott HVAC Services LLC When Your Furnace Is Producing Strange Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, could make more noise than others. But if you’re detecting very loud or odd noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Pliescott HVAC Services LLC for furnace repair in Cambridge.
Here are a few noises to keep an eye out for, how to repair them and when to contact a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise occurs more commonly with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s because they emit fumes differently than older furnaces, and the process can create some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties draining this water, it could make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require 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 great thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It may mean a few things.
Haven’t requested maintenance recently and your furnace is creating a banging sound when turning on? Its burners could be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which results in gas accumulating in your furnace.
All that increased gas can make a banging or booming racket when your furnace finally} does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, because the built-up gas is igniting within your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and create a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give Pliescott HVAC Services LLC a call at 410-228-4822. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and make sure it’s operating correctly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace starts, since the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first checking your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s filthy. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents shut in your house, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these steps repair the issue, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will require assistance from a pro HVAC technician.
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 make an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace switches on. It might also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems need assistance from a skilled heating and cooling company like Pliescott HVAC Services LLC.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often a symptom that an internal component is dying. This may be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It can also be a sign that your burners need to be cleaned.
These issues are frequently uncovered during yearly maintenance done by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your residence working on repairs, don’t forget to ask us about scheduling your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could be the result of things: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition troubles. All these troubles need specialized assistance.
At Pliescott HVAC Services LLC, our experts are here to help you unwind in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than normal or producing weird sounds, contact us at 410-228-4822 to schedule an appointment now.