As your furnace starts up and prepares to add warmth to your residence, it’s normal for it to create some noise. These sounds, such as the burners igniting and the blower whirring, are all part of the usual start-up process.
But there are several approaches you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Request Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps defend you if something major goes wrong with your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help our pros find little troubles that could make your furnace annoying. And maybe help you avoid a breakdown on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can reduce your likelihood of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace issues are left ignored, they could cause an issue in the future. By finding these troubles sooner, our professionals can get your furnace repaired before heating season is in full swing.
And, most essential, pro cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving components can help make it more efficient. A properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your gas costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Routinely Change Your Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your home’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off more than it should. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to eat up more gas and make it stop working more quickly.
Our suggestions for changing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You may have to change your filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning When Your Furnace is Making Strange Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, can make more noise than others. But if you’re hearing exceedingly loud or weird noises, you might need to get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning for furnace repair in Odessa.
Here are a couple of noises to be looking for, how to solve them and when to get in touch with a professional.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s due to the fact they emit fumes dissimilarly older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing issues draining this water, it can make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require professional assistance for this trouble, since it could be the result of 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 could mean several things.
Haven’t requested maintenance lately and your furnace is making a banging sound when beginning? Its burners might be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which leads gas to accumulate inside your furnace.
All that increased gas can make a banging or booming noise when your furnace ultimately does ignite. But this is more than only a bothersome noise, because the accumulated gas is igniting within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a deadly carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve neglected annual maintenance for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a ring at 432-237-0168. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and make sure it’s running correctly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace switches on, since the metal is expanding and contracting.
We recommend first looking at your furnace’s air filter and getting a new one if it’s filthy. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents closed in your home, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these steps repair the sound, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will call for assistance from a pro HVAC tech.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a flag there’s electrical troubles. This is most frequently seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will produce an annoying buzzing noise when your furnace starts. It might also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles require support from a professional heating and cooling company like Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often an indication that an internal part is dying. This could be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It can also be a symptom that your burners need cleaning.
These issues are frequently caught during annual maintenance done by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your home working on repairs, don’t forget to ask us about scheduling your maintenance appointment for the future.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound might be the result of things: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition issues. All these troubles call for professional assistance.
At Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning, our specialists are here to help you unwind in tranquil, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than normal or making strange sounds, contact us at 432-237-0168 to request an appointment now.