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Make Your Furnace Operate More Quietly with These 3 Methods

As your furnace turns on and begins to heat your house, it’s expected for it to make some noise. These sounds, like the burners igniting and the blower whirring, are all part of the usual start-up process.

But there are a couple of things you can do to make your furnace quieter this winter.

1. Schedule Yearly Furnace Maintenance

Furnace maintenance is highly important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps shield you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty period.

It can also help our professionals discover little troubles that might make your furnace loud. And possibly help you avoid a breakdown on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can decrease your chance of furnace malfunctions by up to 95%.

If little furnace problems go undetected, they can lead to trouble down the road. By unearthing these issues in advance, our techs can get your furnace repaired before heating season begins.

And, most critical, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving pieces can help make it more efficient. A properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your gas bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

2. Routinely Install a New Furnace’s Air Filter

Your air filter helps keep your house’s air fresh and clean. When it becomes too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off too often. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to use additional fuel and make it break down more quickly.

Our suggestions for replacing your furnace filter:

  • Flat filter: Once a month
  • Pleated filter: Every three months

You may have to get a new filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.

3. Call Cool Power LLC When Your Furnace is Producing Strange Noises

Some furnaces, often older ones, might be noisier than others. But if you’re detecting very loud or strange noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Cool Power LLC for furnace repair in Ronkonkoma.

Here are a few noises to be looking for, how to fix them and when to get in touch with a specialist.

Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise

This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they emit 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 require skilled assistance 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 good sign when your furnace is making a banging sound. It might mean several things.

Haven’t scheduled maintenance recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when beginning? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which results in gas accumulating within your furnace.

All that built-up gas can make a banging or booming noise when your furnace finally does ignite. But this is more than just an annoying noise, since the increased gas is exploding within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and make a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.

If you’ve forgotten annual maintenance for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give Cool Power LLC a ring at 631-246-4029. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s running accurately.

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 installing a new one if it’s dirty. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents sealed in your home, as it can force air pressure out of balance.

If neither of these steps take care of the sound, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will require assistance from a pro HVAC tech.

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 usually seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will create an annoying buzzing noise when your furnace turns on. It can also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles require assistance from a skilled heating and cooling company like Cool Power LLC .

Furnace Making Knocking Noise

If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a sign that an internal part is breaking down. This could be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It can also be a sign that your burners need cleaning.

These troubles are frequently uncovered during regular maintenance provided by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your residence performing repairs, don’t forget to ask us about requesting your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.

Furnace Making Clicking Noise

A clicking sound may mean a couple of issues: worn bearings, gas valve problems or ignition troubles. All these issues require specialized support.

At Cool Power LLC , our specialists are here to help you relax in quiet, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than normal or producing weird sounds, contact us at 631-246-4029 to get an appointment right away.

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