As your furnace turns on and begins to warm up your home, it’s typical for it to create some noise. These sounds, including the burners firing up and the blower running, are all part of the typical start-up procedures.
But there are several approaches you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Schedule Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps shield you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty period.
It can also help our pros find little issues that can make your furnace loud. And possibly help you sidestep a meltdown on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can reduce your probability of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If little furnace troubles go ignored, they may cause trouble down the road. By uncovering these issues sooner, our pros can get your furnace repaired before heating season is underway.
And most essential, pro 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 utility 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 becomes too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off too often. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to eat up additional gas and make it stop working faster.
Our advice for changing 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 Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning When Your Furnace Is Making Weird Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, may make more noise than others. But if you’re noticing extremely loud or odd noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning for furnace repair in Yukon.
Here are a couple of noises to keep an eye out for, how to take care of them and when to get in touch with a professional.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they exhaust fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing difficulties removing this water, it can make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require professional support for this trouble, since it could be created by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.
Furnace Making Banging Noise
It’s not a great thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It could mean a few things.
Haven’t requested maintenance recently and your furnace is creating a banging sound when beginning? Its burners could be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which causes gas to accumulate inside your furnace.
All that increased gas can create a banging or booming racket when your furnace eventually does ignite. But this is more than only 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 ignored regular service for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning a shout at 405-494-7444. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s working correctly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace starts, as the metal is expanding and contracting.
We suggest first checking your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s dirty. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents shut in your residence, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these methods repair the issue, your ductwork could 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 sign there’s an electrical problem. This is most usually seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will create an irritating 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 support from a skilled heating and cooling company like Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s frequently a symptom that an internal component is going out. This may be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be an indication that your burners need cleaning.
These troubles are usually uncovered during regular maintenance done by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your house working on repairs, don’t forget to ask us about booking your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound may be the result of troubles: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition issues. All these problems need professional help.
At Comfort Concepts Heating & Air Conditioning, 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 405-494-7444 to book an appointment now.