As your furnace turns on and prepares to heat your residence, it’s expected for it to produce some noise. These sounds, like the burners lighting and the blower operating, are all part of the normal start-up procedures.
But there are a few steps you can do to make your furnace quieter this winter.
1. Book Annual Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps defend you if something huge goes wrong with your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help our professionals find minor problems that could make your furnace noisy. And possibly help you sidestep a breakdown on the coldest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can decrease your probability of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If little furnace troubles go unnoticed, they could lead to a breakdown down the road. By discovering these problems early, our techs can get your furnace taken care of before heating season begins.
And, most critical, pro cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving parts can help make it more efficient. A well- maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your gas expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Frequently 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 fuel and make it wear out more rapidly.
Our recommendations for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Monthly
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might 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 Odd Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, might be louder than others. But if you’re detecting very loud or odd noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Premium Air Services LLC for furnace repair in Tomball.
Here are a few noises to keep an eye out 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 since they exhaust fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can create some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing difficulties removing this water, it might make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require experienced help for this trouble, since it might be the result of by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.
Furnace Making Banging Noise
It’s not a positive indicator when your furnace is making a banging sound. It may mean a few things.
Haven’t requested maintenance recently and your furnace is producing a banging sound when beginning? Its burners may be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which results in gas accumulating in your furnace.
All that built-up gas can make a banging or booming sound when your furnace finally does ignite. But this is more than merely a bothersome noise, because the built-up gas is igniting in your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and make a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked annual tune-ups 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 working safely.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace starts, because the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first checking your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s filthy. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents sealed in your residence, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these things take care of the issue, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will be a need 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 faltering blower fan motor, which will make an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace turns on. It could also mean there’s an issue with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these issues require support 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 breaking down. This can be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It might also be a sign that your burners need cleaning.
These problems are usually uncovered during annual maintenance done by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your home working on repairs, don’t forget to ask us about requesting your maintenance appointment for the future.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound may be created by troubles: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition troubles. All these problems need pro support.
At Premium Air Services LLC, our pros are here to help you relax in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or making odd sounds, contact us at 713-364-9957 to schedule an appointment now.