As your furnace starts up and gets ready to heat your residence, it’s typical for it to make some noise. These sounds, like the burners lighting and the blower running, are all part of the normal start-up procedures.
But there are several approaches you can do to make your furnace quieter this winter.
1. Request Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps shield you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help us discover minor issues that might make your furnace annoying. And potentially help you avoid a meltdown on the coldest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can decrease your probability of furnace malfunctions by up to 95%.
If little furnace issues go undetected, they may cause trouble in the future. By discovering these issues sooner, our pros can get your furnace repaired before heating season is underway.
And most essential, professional 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 costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Regularly Install a New 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 more than it should. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to eat up additional energy and make it stop working faster.
Our recommendations for changing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to install a new filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Call B & B Heating & Cooling When Your Furnace Is Creating Strange Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, can be louder than others. But if you’re noticing very loud or odd noises, it may be time to call a heating and cooling company like B & B Heating & Cooling for furnace repair in Florissant.
Here are a couple of noises to be looking for, how to take care of them and when to get in touch with a pro.
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 than older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties removing this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require experienced} support for this issue, since it might 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 can mean a few things.
Haven’t requested maintenance recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when beginning? Its burners may be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which causes gas to accumulate within your furnace.
All that increased gas can make a banging or booming racket when your furnace ultimately} does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, because the accumulated gas is erupting within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give B & B Heating & Cooling a shout at 314-325-7552. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s operating correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace turns on, since the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first looking at your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s dirty. Next, ensure you don’t have too many vents sealed in your house, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these steps repair the sound, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will call for assistance from a professional 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 faltering blower fan motor, which will produce an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace starts. It may also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these issues need help from a skilled heating and cooling company like B & B Heating & Cooling.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a symptom that an internal piece is breaking down. This may be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It can also be a symptom that your burners need to be cleaned.
These problems are frequently uncovered during yearly maintenance done by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your house working on repairs, don’t forget to inquire about requesting your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound can be the result of problems: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition issues. All these problems need pro help.
At B & B Heating & Cooling, our specialists are here to help you unwind in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it usually is or producing odd sounds, contact us at 314-325-7552 to request an appointment right away.