As your furnace starts up and prepares to warm up your residence, it’s expected for it to create some noise. These sounds, including the burners lighting and the blower running, are all part of the normal start-up process.
But there are a few things you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Request Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps shield you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help our pros spot little issues that might make your furnace annoying. And potentially help you sidestep a malfunction on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that routine maintenance can lower your probability of furnace repairs by up to 95%.
If small furnace troubles go unnoticed, they may result in trouble in the future. By finding these troubles sooner, our techs can get your furnace repaired before heating season is underway.
And most important, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving components can help make it more efficient. A correctly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your utility bills, 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 often. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to use additional fuel and make it wear out faster.
Our recommendations for changing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You may have to change your filter more often if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Wallpe Heating & Cooling When Your Furnace Is Creating Weird Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, could be louder than others. But if you’re detecting exceedingly loud or strange noises, you might need to contact a heating and cooling company like Wallpe Heating & Cooling for furnace repair in Greensburg.
Here are a few noises to be looking for, how to fix them and when to contact a pro.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s because they emit fumes dissimilarly than older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing difficulties discharging this water, it could make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need 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 positive thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It could mean a couple of things.
Haven’t scheduled maintenance recently and your furnace is producing a banging sound when starting? Its burners may be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which leads gas to accumulate inside your furnace.
All that accumulated gas can make a banging or booming sound when your furnace eventually} does ignite. But this is more than merely an irritating noise, as the accumulated gas is exploding within your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular service for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Wallpe Heating & Cooling a shout at 812-663-7252. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s operating correctly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace switches on, because the metal is expanding and contracting.
We recommend first checking your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s filthy. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents shut in your home, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these methods repair the problem, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a pro HVAC specialist.
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 often seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will produce an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace switches on. It can also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these issues need support from a skilled heating and cooling company like Wallpe Heating & Cooling.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a symptom that an internal part is dying. This may be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be a symptom that your burners need cleaning.
These problems are frequently uncovered during yearly maintenance performed by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your home doing repairs, don’t forget to ask us about requesting your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could be the result of troubles: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition troubles. All these issues need specialized support.
At Wallpe Heating & Cooling, our experts are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing strange sounds, contact us at 812-663-7252 to book an appointment today.