As your furnace turns on and prepares to warm up your house, it’s typical for it to create some noise. These sounds, such as the burners firing up and the blower whirring, are all part of the normal start-up steps.
But there are a couple of steps you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Schedule Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps defend you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help our professionals find little issues that could make your furnace annoying. And possibly help you avoid a meltdown on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that routine maintenance can lower your probability of furnace malfunctions by up to 95%.
If small furnace troubles go ignored, they may result in trouble later on. By unearthing these problems sooner, our techs can get your furnace repaired before heating season is in full swing.
And most critical, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving pieces can help make it more efficient. A correctly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your heating costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Routinely Install a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it turns too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off too often. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to use additional fuel and make it stop working faster.
Our suggestions for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Monthly
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You may have to install a new filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.
3. Call Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning When Your Furnace Is Making Odd Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, might make more noise than others. But if you’re hearing very loud or strange noises, you might need to contact a heating and cooling company like Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning for furnace repair in Odessa.
Here are a few noises to be on the lookout for, how to take care of them and when to contact a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s due to the fact they exhaust fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties draining this water, it could make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need 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 good thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It could mean several things.
Haven’t requested maintenance recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when beginning? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which results in gas accumulating within your furnace.
All that built-up gas can cause a banging or booming sound when your furnace ultimately} does ignite. But this is more than only an irritating noise, as the increased gas is exploding within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and make a deadly carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve ignored regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning a call at 432-237-0168. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and make sure it’s operating correctly.
Your ductwork can also make banging sounds when your furnace switches on, as the metal is expanding and contracting.
We recommend first looking at your furnace’s air filter and installing 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 things repair the problem, your ductwork may be dirty or undersized, which will require assistance from a professional HVAC technician.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a symptom there’s electrical troubles. This is most frequently seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will produce an annoying buzzing noise when your furnace begins to heat. It might also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles need help from a skilled heating and cooling company like Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a symptom that an internal part is breaking down. This can 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 troubles are frequently uncovered during yearly maintenance done by a certified HVAC technician. So, while we’re at your house performing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound might be the result of things: worn bearings, gas valve problems or ignition issues. All these issues need professional assistance.
At Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning, our pros are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing weird sounds, contact us at 432-237-0168 to request an appointment today.