As your furnace switches on and begins to warm up your residence, it’s typical for it to create some noise. These sounds, including the burners lighting and the blower whirring, are all part of the typical start-up process.
But there are a few steps you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Book Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps defend you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty period.
It can also help our professionals spot minor issues that might make your furnace loud. And possibly help you sidestep a malfunction on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can decrease your likelihood of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace issues go undetected, they may lead to trouble down the road. By uncovering these problems sooner, our techs 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 components can help make it more efficient. A properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your energy bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Regularly Change Your Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too filthy, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional energy and make it stop working faster.
Our advice for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to replace your filter more often 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, especially older ones, could make more noise than others. But if you’re noticing very loud or odd noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc for furnace repair in Huntsville.
Here are several noises to be looking for, how to repair them and when to contact a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they exhaust fumes differently than older furnaces, and the process can create some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties removing this water, it could make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want experienced} support for this problem, since it might be created 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 may mean a couple of things.
Haven’t scheduled maintenance recently and your furnace is producing a banging sound when turning on? Its burners might be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which leads gas to accumulate in your furnace.
All that increased gas can create a banging or booming sound when your furnace eventually} does ignite. But this is more than merely an irritating noise, since the built-up gas is igniting within your furnace. This can crack your furnace’s heat exchanger and create a deadly carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve forgotten regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a shout at 256-801-4701. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s running correctly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace turns on, because the metal is expanding and contracting.
We suggest first inspecting your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s clogged. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents sealed in your house, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these methods repair the sound, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a professional HVAC technician.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a flag there’s an electrical issue. This is most often seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will produce a loud buzzing noise when your furnace starts. It can also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles need assistance from an experienced heating and cooling company like All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s usually a symptom that an internal part is dying. This could be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be a sign that your burners are dirty.
These troubles are usually uncovered during annual maintenance done by a certified HVAC tech. So, while we’re at your residence working on 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 issues: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition issues. All these troubles need pro help.
At All Weather Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, our professionals are here to help you unwind in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing odd sounds, contact us at 256-801-4701 to request an appointment right away.