As your furnace switches on and prepares to warm up your residence, it’s common for it to create some noise. These sounds, such as the burners igniting and the blower whirring, are all part of the typical start-up procedures.
But there are a couple of things you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Request Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps protect you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help us discover small troubles that could make your furnace noisy. And potentially help you prevent a malfunction on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can reduce your probability of furnace malfunctions by up to 95%.
If minor furnace problems go undetected, they could result in an issue in the future. By finding these issues in advance, our technicians can get your furnace repaired before heating season is in full swing.
And, most critical, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving pieces 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 Replace 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. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional energy and make it break down more rapidly.
Our recommendations for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to replace your filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Call True Temp Heating & Air Inc When Your Furnace is Making Odd Noises
Some furnaces, particularly older ones, may be louder than others. But if you’re detecting very loud or strange noises, you might need to call a heating and cooling company like True Temp Heating & Air Inc for furnace repair in Chatsworth.
Here are several noises to keep an eye out 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 emit fumes differently than older furnaces, and the process can create some moisture. If your furnace is running into troubles discharging this water, it could make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want professional support for this issue, since it may be created by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.
Furnace Making Banging Noise
It’s not a positive indicator when your furnace is making a banging sound. It may mean several things.
Haven’t had maintenance done this year and your furnace is creating a banging sound when beginning? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which results in gas accumulating within your furnace.
All that built-up gas can create a banging or booming noise when your furnace eventually does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, since the accumulated gas is exploding inside your furnace. This can crack your furnace’s heat exchanger and create a deadly carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve neglected annual maintenance for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give True Temp Heating & Air Inc a call at 706-695-7492. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s operating accurately.
Your ductwork can also make banging sounds when your furnace starts, 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, ensure you don’t have too many vents shut in your house, as it can throw off air pressure.
If neither of these methods fix the sound, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will call for assistance from a skilled HVAC tech.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a symptom there’s electrical troubles. This is most often seen with a faltering blower fan motor, which will make an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace turns on. It may also mean there’s an issue with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles call for support from a professional heating and cooling company like True Temp Heating & Air Inc.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a symptom that an internal component is going out. This could be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It might also be an indication that your burners need to be cleaned.
These problems are often unearthed during regular maintenance done by a certified HVAC technician. So, while we’re at your house performing repairs, don’t forget to ask us about requesting your maintenance appointment for the future.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound can mean a couple of troubles: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition troubles. All these issues need professional help.
At True Temp Heating & Air Inc, our professionals are here to help you enjoy quiet, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing weird sounds, contact us at 706-695-7492 to get an appointment today.