As your furnace starts up and prepares to warm up your residence, it’s expected for it to produce some noise. These sounds, such as the burners lighting and the blower whirring, are all part of the normal start-up procedures.
But there are a few approaches you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Request Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps shield you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help us find minor troubles that might make your furnace loud. And potentially 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 likelihood of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If little furnace troubles go ignored, they may lead to a malfunction down the road. By uncovering these troubles in advance, our technicians can get your furnace fixed before heating season is at its peak.
And, most essential, professional 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 gas bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Routinely Install a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your house’s air fresh and clean. When it turns too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off more than it should. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to eat up extra fuel and make it break down more rapidly.
Our recommendations for changing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to replace your filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc When Your Furnace is Making Weird Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, may be noisier than others. But if you’re detecting extremely loud or weird noises, you might need to call a heating and cooling company like All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc for furnace repair in Huntsville.
Here are a few noises to keep an eye out for, how to solve them and when to call a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s because they emit fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties removing this water, it might make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need skilled support for this issue, since it may be the result of by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.
Furnace Making Banging Noise
It’s not a good indicator when your furnace is making a banging sound. It could mean a few things.
Haven’t had maintenance done recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when starting? Its burners may be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which leads gas to accumulate within your furnace.
All that built-up gas can cause a banging or booming sound when your furnace finally does ignite. But this is more than merely a bothersome noise, because the built-up gas is igniting inside your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve ignored annual service for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a call at 256-801-4701. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s running accurately.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace turns on, as the metal is expanding and contracting.
We recommend first looking at your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s dirty. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents closed in your residence, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these methods take care of the sound, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a skilled 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 frequently seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will create an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace starts. It might also mean there’s an issue with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems require assistance from a professional heating and cooling company like All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a symptom that an internal component is breaking down. This may be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It can also be a sign that your burners need cleaning.
These troubles are typically caught during yearly maintenance done by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your home performing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about requesting your maintenance appointment for the future.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound may mean a couple of problems: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition problems. All these problems need skilled help.
At All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, our professionals are here to help you relax in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it usually is or producing odd sounds, contact us at 256-801-4701 to request an appointment right away.