As your furnace starts up and prepares to heat your residence, it’s normal for it to produce some noise. These sounds, like the burners firing up and the blower operating, are all part of the normal start-up process.
But there are a few things you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Request Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps defend you if something major goes wrong with your furnace during your warranty period.
It can also help our professionals find small troubles that might make your furnace annoying. And maybe help you sidestep a breakdown on the coldest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can lower your probability of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If little furnace troubles are left undetected, they may cause a breakdown in the future. By uncovering these problems early, our techs can get your furnace repaired before heating season is underway.
And, most critical, pro cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving parts can help make it more efficient. A properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your gas costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Routinely Change Your 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 too often. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume extra energy and make it break down more rapidly.
Our suggestions for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You may have to install a new filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Call Pepper AC & Htg Inc When Your Furnace is Creating Strange Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, might be louder than others. But if you’re hearing very loud or weird noises, it may be time to contact a heating and cooling company like Pepper AC & Htg Inc for furnace repair in Justin.
Here are several noises to be looking for, how to take care of them and when to get in touch with a professional.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they discharge fumes dissimilarly older furnaces, and the process can create some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties draining this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want professional help for this issue, since it can be the result of 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 might mean several things.
Haven’t requested maintenance lately and your furnace is producing a banging sound when starting? Its burners could be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which results in gas accumulating within your furnace.
All that increased gas can make a banging or booming noise when your furnace ultimately does ignite. But this is more than merely an annoying noise, since the increased gas is exploding in your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve ignored annual service for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give Pepper AC & Htg Inc a ring at 940-202-1184. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s operating correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace starts, because the metal is expanding and contracting.
We recommend first looking at your furnace’s air filter and getting a new one if it’s clogged. 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 methods repair the sound, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will require assistance from a skilled HVAC technician.
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 create a loud buzzing noise when your furnace begins to heat. It can also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these issues need help from a skilled heating and cooling company like Pepper AC & Htg Inc.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s frequently a symptom that an internal component is breaking down. This could be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be an indication that your burners need to be cleaned.
These troubles are usually unearthed during yearly maintenance performed by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your home working on repairs, don’t forget to check with us about scheduling your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound may be created by issues: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition problems. All these problems call for professional support.
At Pepper AC & Htg Inc, our professionals are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing weird sounds, contact us at 940-202-1184 to book an appointment today.