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3 Methods to Make Your Furnace More Quiet

As your furnace switches on and prepares to warm up your house, it’s typical for it to create some noise. These sounds, like the burners lighting and the blower running, are all part of the usual start-up procedures.

But there are a few things you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.

1. Book Annual Furnace Maintenance

Furnace maintenance is highly important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps defend you if something big goes wrong with your furnace during your warranty time.

It can also help our professionals discover small problems 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 decrease your probability of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.

If small furnace problems are left unnoticed, they might lead to an issue down the road. By finding these troubles early, our professionals can get your furnace fixed before heating season is in full swing.

And, most essential, 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 heating expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

2. Frequently Install a New Furnace’s Air Filter

Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it turns too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off more than it should. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to use more energy and make it stop working more quickly.

Our advice for changing your furnace filter:

  • Flat filter: Once a month
  • Pleated filter: Every three months

You could have to change your filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.

3. Get in Touch with Premium Air Services LLC When Your Furnace is Creating Strange Noises

Some furnaces, especially older ones, can be noisier than others. But if you’re noticing very loud or weird noises, you might need to get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Premium Air Services LLC for furnace repair in Tomball.

Here are a couple of noises to keep an eye out for, how to solve them and when to contact a professional.

Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise

This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they exhaust fumes dissimilarly older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties draining this water, it might make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want experienced assistance 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 positive sign when your furnace is making a banging sound. It could mean a couple of things.

Haven’t had maintenance done recently and your furnace is producing a banging sound when turning on? Its burners could be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which causes gas to accumulate in your furnace.

All that built-up gas can cause a banging or booming sound when your furnace eventually does ignite. But this is more than just a bothersome noise, because the accumulated gas is erupting in your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.

If you’ve overlooked annual service for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Premium Air Services LLC a shout at 713-364-9957. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and make sure it’s running accurately.

Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace switches on, since the metal is expanding and contracting.

We suggest first checking your furnace’s air filter and getting a new one if it’s filthy. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents sealed in your house, as it can force air pressure out of balance.

If neither of these methods take care of the issue, 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 an electrical issue. This is most often seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will make a loud buzzing noise when your furnace begins to heat. It may also mean there’s an issue with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems call for help from a skilled heating and cooling company like Premium Air Services LLC.

Furnace Making Knocking Noise

If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s usually an indication that an internal piece is dying. This could be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be a sign that your burners are dirty.

These troubles are usually uncovered during annual maintenance performed by a certified HVAC technician. So, while we’re at your house working on repairs, don’t forget to ask us about booking your maintenance appointment for next year.

Furnace Making Clicking Noise

A clicking sound could be created by troubles: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition issues. All these issues require professional assistance.

At Premium Air Services LLC, our experts are here to help you relax in quiet, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than normal or creating strange sounds, contact us at 713-364-9957 to request an appointment now.

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