As your furnace turns on and begins to warm up your residence, it’s expected for it to make some noise. These sounds, such as the burners firing up and the blower operating, are all part of the usual start-up procedures.
But there are several approaches you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Schedule Annual Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is very important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps protect you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty period.
It can also help our professionals discover small issues that can make your furnace noisy. And potentially help you prevent a meltdown on the coldest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can lower your chance of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If little furnace problems go unnoticed, they may cause trouble down the road. By discovering these issues sooner, our technicians can get your furnace taken care of before heating season is in full swing.
And most important, pro 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 energy expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Frequently Put in a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your house’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional energy and make it stop working faster.
Our suggestions for changing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to install a new filter more often if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Premium Air Services LLC When Your Furnace Is Making Weird Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, may be noisier than others. But if you’re hearing exceedingly loud or weird noises, it may be time to contact a heating and cooling company like Premium Air Services LLC for furnace repair in Tomball.
Here are a couple of noises to be on the lookout for, how to solve them and when to get in touch with a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s because they emit fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties discharging this water, it could make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want experienced support for this trouble, since it can be created 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 can mean a couple of things.
Haven’t had maintenance done recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when starting? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which results in gas accumulating within your furnace.
All that accumulated gas can create a banging or booming racket when your furnace finally does ignite. But this is more than merely an irritating noise, as the built-up gas is igniting within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and make a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve neglected regular service for your furnace and you’re noticing this noise, give Premium Air Services LLC a call at 713-364-9957. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s working correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace turns on, since the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first inspecting your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s dirty. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents closed in your house, as it can throw off air pressure.
If neither of these things repair the issue, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will call for assistance from a professional HVAC specialist.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a symptom there’s electrical troubles. This is most often seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will produce an irritating 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 professional heating and cooling company like Premium Air Services LLC.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often a symptom that an internal component is going out. This might be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It may also be a symptom that your burners are dirty.
These issues are typically uncovered during annual maintenance performed by a certified HVAC technician. So, while we’re at your home working on repairs, don’t forget to check with us about requesting your maintenance appointment for the future.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound might be the result of problems: worn bearings, gas valve problems or ignition problems. All these problems need specialized help.
At Premium Air Services LLC, our specialists are here to help you unwind in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it usually is or producing odd sounds, contact us at 713-364-9957 to get an appointment now.