As your furnace switches on and gets ready to heat your residence, it’s expected for it to make some noise. These sounds, such as the burners firing up and the blower operating, are all part of the typical start-up steps.
But there are a couple of approaches you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Book Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps protect you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help our professionals discover little issues that could make your furnace loud. And maybe help you prevent a breakdown on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that routine maintenance can reduce your probability of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace problems go undetected, they may result in trouble later on. By discovering these troubles sooner, our professionals can get your furnace fixed before heating season is in full swing.
And most critical, professional cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving components can help make it more efficient. A well-maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Routinely Put in a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it turns too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to use additional fuel and make it wear out faster.
Our advice for changing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to install a new filter more often if you have allergies or pets.
3. Contact Smyth Air Conditioning When Your Furnace Is Producing Odd Noises
Some furnaces, particularly older ones, might be noisier than others. But if you’re hearing exceedingly loud or odd noises, you might need to call a heating and cooling company like Smyth Air Conditioning for furnace repair in Lake Worth.
Here are a couple of noises to be looking for, how to take care of them and when to call a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s due to the fact they exhaust fumes dissimilarly than older furnaces, and the process can create some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing difficulties draining this water, it can 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 good 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 may be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which causes gas to accumulate within your furnace.
All that increased gas can cause a banging or booming racket when your furnace finally} does ignite. But this is more than only an irritating noise, because the increased gas is erupting within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and make a deadly carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve neglected regular tune-ups for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Smyth Air Conditioning a call at 561-533-6066. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s working correctly.
Your ductwork can also make banging sounds when your furnace turns on, since the metal is expanding and contracting.
We recommend first inspecting 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 sound, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a pro HVAC specialist.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a sign there’s an electrical problem. This is most frequently seen with a faltering blower fan motor, which will make an annoying buzzing noise when your furnace starts. It could also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles need help from an experienced heating and cooling company like Smyth Air Conditioning.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s usually a symptom that an internal piece is worn out. This can be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It might also be a sign that your burners need to be cleaned.
These issues are often uncovered during yearly maintenance performed by a certified HVAC tech. So, while we’re at your home doing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about requesting 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 problems. All these issues need professional help.
At Smyth Air Conditioning, our professionals are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than normal or producing strange sounds, contact us at 561-533-6066 to request an appointment now.