As your furnace starts up and prepares to warm up your home, it’s expected for it to create some noise. These sounds, like the burners lighting and the blower whirring, are all part of the normal start-up procedures.
But there are a few approaches you can do to make your furnace quieter this winter.
1. Book Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps protect you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help us discover small issues that might make your furnace annoying. And potentially help you avoid a breakdown on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can reduce your chance of furnace malfunctions by up to 95%.
If little furnace problems go undetected, they may cause trouble in the future. By unearthing these troubles sooner, our technicians can get your furnace taken care of before heating season is at its peak.
And most essential, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving components can help make it more efficient. A well-maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Frequently Put in a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it becomes 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 use additional fuel and make it stop working faster.
Our suggestions for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You may have to change your filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Air Concepts of Middle Georgia When Your Furnace Is Creating Strange Noises
Some furnaces, particularly older ones, could be louder than others. But if you’re detecting very loud or strange noises, you might need to contact a heating and cooling company like Air Concepts of Middle Georgia for furnace repair in Milledgeville and Middle Georgia.
Here are a few noises to be looking for, how to fix 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 discharge fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties discharging this water, it might make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need skilled} support for this issue, since it might be created by a blocked drain pipe or clogged drain pan.
Furnace Making Banging Noise
It’s not a positive thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It may mean a few things.
Haven’t had maintenance done recently and your furnace is creating a banging sound when starting? Its burners may be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which leads gas to accumulate in your furnace.
All that increased gas can cause a banging or booming sound when your furnace eventually} does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, because the built-up gas is erupting within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Air Concepts of Middle Georgia a call at 478-200-5689. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and make sure it’s working 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 dirty. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents shut in your residence, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these steps repair the problem, your ductwork may 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 symptom there’s an electrical issue. This is most usually seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will make an annoying buzzing noise when your furnace begins to heat. It might also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems need support from an experienced heating and cooling company like Air Concepts of Middle Georgia.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a symptom that an internal component is going out. This could be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It might also be a symptom that your burners are dirty.
These issues are usually uncovered during annual maintenance provided by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your home performing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could be the result of troubles: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition problems. All these issues need specialized support.
At Air Concepts of Middle Georgia, our experts are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than normal or producing odd sounds, contact us at 478-200-5689 to get an appointment right away.