As your furnace turns on and prepares to warm up your residence, it’s common for it to create some noise. These sounds, like the burners igniting and the blower operating, are all part of the normal start-up procedures.
But there are several approaches you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Request Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is very important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps shield you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help our professionals spot minor problems that might make your furnace annoying. And maybe help you sidestep a breakdown on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that routine maintenance can decrease your likelihood of furnace repairs by up to 95%.
If minor furnace problems keep on being ignored, they can cause trouble later on. By finding these problems sooner, our technicians can get your furnace taken care of 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 well- maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your gas costs, 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 filthy, it can make your furnace turn on and off too often. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume extra gas and make it stop working faster.
Our advice for changing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You may have to change your filter more often if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc When Your Furnace is Producing Strange Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, may be louder than others. But if you’re hearing extremely loud or strange noises, you might need to call a heating and cooling company like Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc for furnace repair in South Beloit and Belvidere.
Here are a few noises to be on the lookout for, how to fix them and when to contact a professional.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s due to the fact they exhaust fumes dissimilarly older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing difficulties removing this water, it might make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need pro assistance for this problem, since it could be the result of by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.
Furnace Making Banging Noise
It’s not a good sign when your furnace is making a banging sound. It could mean a couple of things.
Haven’t had maintenance done lately and your furnace is creating a banging sound when starting? Its burners could be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which causes gas to accumulate in your furnace.
All that accumulated gas can create a banging or booming racket when your furnace eventually does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, since the built-up gas is igniting inside your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and make a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve ignored regular service for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc a ring at 877-389-2465. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s operating accurately.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace starts, because the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first checking your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s clogged. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents sealed in your home, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these steps repair the issue, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will require assistance from a skilled HVAC tech.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a flag there’s an electrical problem. This is most usually seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will make a loud buzzing noise when your furnace turns on. It could also mean there’s an issue with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these issues require help from an experienced heating and cooling company like Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a symptom that an internal part is dying. This can be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It can also be a sign that your burners need cleaning.
These problems are often caught during yearly maintenance performed by a certified HVAC tech. So, while we’re at your residence working on repairs, don’t forget to ask us about booking your maintenance appointment for the future.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound might be the result of problems: worn bearings, gas valve problems or ignition problems. All these troubles call for skilled assistance.
At Fleming Heating & Air Conditioning Inc, our pros are here to help you enjoy quiet, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or creating weird sounds, contact us at 877-389-2465 to book an appointment today.