As your furnace starts up and begins to warm up your house, it’s expected for it to create some noise. These sounds, such as the burners lighting and the blower whirring, are all part of the typical start-up procedures.
But there are a few steps you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Schedule Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps defend you if something major stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help us spot minor issues that can make your furnace loud. And maybe help you prevent a malfunction on the coldest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can decrease your probability of furnace malfunctions by up to 95%.
If little furnace problems go ignored, they may lead to trouble in the future. By discovering these issues sooner, our professionals can get your furnace repaired before heating season is in full swing.
And most critical, professional 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 utility bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Frequently Install a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your house’s air fresh and clean. When it becomes too filthy, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to use additional energy and make it stop working faster.
Our advice for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to install a new filter more often if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Lanz Furnace and Fireplace When Your Furnace Is Producing Weird Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, could be louder than others. But if you’re hearing exceedingly loud or strange noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Lanz Furnace and Fireplace for furnace repair in Monroe.
Here are a few noises to be on the lookout for, how to solve them and when to call a specialist.
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 create some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties removing this water, it could make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require pro} support for this problem, since it might be created by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.
Furnace Making Banging Noise
It’s not a good thing 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 might be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which causes gas to accumulate inside your furnace.
All that accumulated gas can create a banging or booming sound when your furnace finally} does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, because the accumulated gas is exploding within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a deadly carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve forgotten regular tune-ups for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give Lanz Furnace and Fireplace a ring at 608-291-3606. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s working correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace turns on, since the metal is expanding and contracting.
We suggest first looking at your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s clogged. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents shut in your house, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these things repair the problem, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a professional HVAC technician.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a sign there’s electrical troubles. This is most usually seen with a faltering blower fan motor, which will produce a loud buzzing noise when your furnace starts. It can also mean there’s an issue with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles need support from a skilled heating and cooling company like Lanz Furnace and Fireplace.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s usually a symptom that an internal component is going out. This may be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It may also be a symptom that your burners need to be cleaned.
These problems are usually uncovered during annual maintenance done by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your home performing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could be the result of problems: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition problems. All these issues need specialized help.
At Lanz Furnace and Fireplace, our pros 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 608-291-3606 to request an appointment right away.