As your furnace turns on and prepares to add warmth to your house, it’s expected for it to make some noise. These sounds, such as the burners lighting and the blower whirring, are all part of the usual start-up steps.
But there are several approaches you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Book Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is very important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps shield you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty period.
It can also help our pros spot small issues that could make your furnace loud. And potentially help you avoid a meltdown on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can reduce your likelihood of furnace repairs by up to 95%.
If minor furnace troubles go unnoticed, they may lead to trouble in the future. By discovering these troubles sooner, our techs can get your furnace repaired before heating season is at its peak.
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 energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Regularly Put in a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your house’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off too often. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to eat up additional gas and make it break down faster.
Our advice for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to replace your filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Goode Bros AC & Heating When Your Furnace Is Creating Odd Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, may be noisier than others. But if you’re detecting very loud or strange noises, it may be time to call a heating and cooling company like Goode Bros AC & Heating for furnace repair in Longview.
Here are several noises to be looking for, how to fix them and when to get in touch with a pro.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they discharge fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing difficulties draining this water, it might make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want experienced} 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 great thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It can mean a few things.
Haven’t had maintenance done recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when starting? Its burners might be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which results in gas accumulating within your furnace.
All that increased gas can cause a banging or booming sound when your furnace eventually} does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, as the built-up gas is erupting within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve ignored regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Goode Bros AC & Heating a call at 903-284-2612. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s operating correctly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace starts, since the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first inspecting your furnace’s air filter and getting a new one if it’s filthy. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents sealed in your home, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these methods repair the sound, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a skilled HVAC tech.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a flag there’s an electrical issue. This is most usually seen with a faltering blower fan motor, which will create a loud buzzing noise when your furnace switches on. It may also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles need assistance from a skilled heating and cooling company like Goode Bros AC & Heating.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often a symptom that an internal component is dying. 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 issues are often uncovered during yearly maintenance provided by a certified HVAC technician. So, while we’re at your home performing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound may be the result of things: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition issues. All these issues need specialized support.
At Goode Bros AC & Heating, our experts are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it usually is or producing strange sounds, contact us at 903-284-2612 to schedule an appointment right away.