As your furnace switches on and gets ready to warm up your residence, it’s normal for it to make some noise. These sounds, like the burners lighting and the blower whirring, are all part of the usual start-up steps.
But there are a few approaches you can do to make your furnace quieter this winter.
1. Request Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps defend you if something major stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help our professionals find minor issues that might make your furnace annoying. And maybe help you prevent a breakdown on the coldest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can decrease your likelihood of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace troubles go unnoticed, they may result in trouble later on. By uncovering these problems sooner, our techs can get your furnace taken care of before heating season is at its peak.
And most critical, pro 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 energy expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Routinely Put in a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your house’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional energy and make it stop working faster.
Our advice for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to change your filter more often if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc When Your Furnace Is Producing Strange Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, could be louder than others. But if you’re noticing very loud or strange noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc for furnace repair in Oxford.
Here are several noises to keep an eye out for, how to repair them and when to get in touch with a professional.
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 create some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties draining this water, it can make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require pro support for this trouble, since it may 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 could mean a couple of things.
Haven’t had maintenance done recently and your furnace is creating a banging sound when beginning? Its burners may be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which causes gas to accumulate in your furnace.
All that built-up gas can make a banging or booming sound when your furnace eventually does ignite. But this is more than only an irritating noise, since the built-up gas is igniting within your furnace. This can crack your furnace’s heat exchanger and create a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular tune-ups for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc a ring at 662-281-1231. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s working correctly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace switches on, as the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first inspecting your furnace’s air filter and getting a new one if it’s filthy. Next, ensure you don’t have too many vents sealed in your house, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these steps repair the issue, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a skilled 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 dying blower fan motor, which will create a loud buzzing noise when your furnace switches on. It can also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles need assistance from an experienced heating and cooling company like Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a symptom that an internal part is going out. This may 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 problems are often uncovered during annual maintenance performed by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your home working on repairs, don’t forget to check with us about scheduling your maintenance appointment for the future.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could be the result of things: worn bearings, gas valve problems or ignition issues. All these troubles need pro help.
At Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc, our professionals 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 662-281-1231 to request an appointment right away.