As your furnace turns on and begins to warm up your residence, it’s common for it to produce some noise. These sounds, such as the burners firing up and the blower operating, are all part of the typical start-up process.
But there are several approaches you can do to make your furnace quieter this winter.
1. Request Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is very important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps protect you if something major malfunctions in your furnace during your warranty period.
It can also help our pros spot minor troubles that can make your furnace noisy. And potentially help you prevent a breakdown on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can lower your chance of furnace malfunctions by up to 95%.
If little furnace problems go ignored, they can cause a breakdown in the future. By uncovering these problems early, our techs can get your furnace repaired before heating season is in full swing.
And, most important, specialized 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 heating expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Regularly Put in a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it turns too filthy, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional energy and make it wear out more quickly.
Our suggestions for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Monthly
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to get a new filter more often if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Cool Power LLC When Your Furnace is Producing Weird Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, could make more noise than others. But if you’re noticing very loud or weird noises, it may be time to call a heating and cooling company like Cool Power LLC for furnace repair in Ronkonkoma.
Here are a few noises to be on the lookout for, how to fix them and when to call a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s because 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 might make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need experienced assistance for this trouble, since it could be caused 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 may mean several things.
Haven’t had maintenance done this year and your furnace is producing a banging sound when beginning? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which results in gas accumulating in your furnace.
All that accumulated gas can create a banging or booming noise when your furnace finally does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, because the built-up gas is erupting inside your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and make a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular service for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Cool Power LLC a call at 631-246-4029. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s running accurately.
Your ductwork can also make banging sounds when your furnace starts, as the metal is expanding and contracting.
We recommend first inspecting your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s filthy. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents sealed in your residence, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these methods repair the sound, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will call for assistance from a professional HVAC technician.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a symptom there’s an electrical problem. This is most often seen with a faltering blower fan motor, which will create an annoying buzzing noise when your furnace switches on. It might also mean there’s an issue with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these issues call for help from a professional heating and cooling company like Cool Power LLC .
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often a sign that an internal part is worn out. This could be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It may also be a symptom that your burners need cleaning.
These problems are often unearthed during regular maintenance provided by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your home working on repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could mean a couple of things: worn bearings, gas valve problems or ignition issues. All these problems call for specialized help.
At Cool Power LLC , our experts are here to help you relax in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it usually is or producing odd sounds, contact us at 631-246-4029 to request an appointment now.