As your furnace turns on and gets ready to add warmth to your residence, it’s common for it to create some noise. These sounds, such as the burners igniting and the blower operating, are all part of the typical start-up steps.
But there are a couple of approaches you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Schedule Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is very important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps defend you if something major stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help our pros find minor issues that might make your furnace annoying. And potentially help you avoid a breakdown on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can decrease your likelihood of furnace repairs by up to 95%.
If little furnace issues go unnoticed, they may lead to trouble in the future. By discovering these problems sooner, our techs can get your furnace taken care of before heating season is in full swing.
And most essential, pro cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving pieces can help make it more efficient. A well-maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your energy expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Regularly Install a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your home’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too filthy, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional gas and make it wear out faster.
Our suggestions for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to get a new filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Call Mayeuxs AC & Heating When Your Furnace Is Making Odd Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, can make more noise than others. But if you’re hearing very loud or weird noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Mayeuxs AC & Heating for furnace repair in Norco and St. Charles Parish.
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 because they exhaust fumes dissimilarly than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties discharging this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want experienced} support for this trouble, since it could 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 scheduled maintenance recently and your furnace is producing a banging sound when beginning? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which leads gas to accumulate within your furnace.
All that built-up gas can make a banging or booming sound when your furnace ultimately} does ignite. But this is more than merely an irritating noise, since the increased gas is exploding within your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and create a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular tune-ups for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Mayeuxs AC & Heating a shout at (985) 764-2426. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s working correctly.
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 getting a new one if it’s clogged. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents sealed in your residence, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these steps repair the sound, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will be a need for assistance from a skilled HVAC tech.
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 sputtering blower fan motor, which will create a loud buzzing noise when your furnace starts. It could also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these troubles need assistance from a professional heating and cooling company like Mayeuxs AC & Heating.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s typically a symptom that an internal part is breaking down. This can be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be an indication that your burners need cleaning.
These issues are usually uncovered during annual maintenance performed by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your house working on repairs, don’t forget to ask us about scheduling your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound may be the result of things: worn bearings, gas valve problems or ignition troubles. All these troubles need skilled help.
At Mayeuxs AC & Heating, our professionals are here to help you relax in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than normal or producing strange sounds, contact us at (985) 764-2426 to schedule an appointment today.