As your furnace starts up and gets ready to add warmth to your residence, it’s normal for it to create some noise. These sounds, including the burners lighting and the blower operating, are all part of the usual start-up steps.
But there are a couple of things you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Book Regular Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps shield you if something major stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help us spot small issues that can 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 routine maintenance can reduce your chance of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If small furnace issues go ignored, they may result in trouble down the road. By discovering these problems sooner, our techs can get your furnace repaired before heating season begins.
And most critical, professional 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 gas bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Frequently Change Your Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off too often. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional gas and make it stop working faster.
Our recommendations for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every 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 Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. When Your Furnace Is Creating Weird Noises
Some furnaces, particularly older ones, may make more noise than others. But if you’re detecting very loud or weird noises, you should get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. for furnace repair in Muskogee.
Here are a couple of noises to be looking for, how to solve them and when to contact a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise occurs more commonly with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s due to the fact they exhaust fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties draining this water, it can make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll want skilled} support for this issue, since it could 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 could mean a couple of things.
Haven’t requested maintenance recently and your furnace is producing a banging sound when beginning? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can delay ignition, which results in gas accumulating within your furnace.
All that built-up gas can cause a banging or booming noise when your furnace eventually} does ignite. But this is more than only an irritating noise, because the built-up gas is erupting within your furnace. This can crack your furnace’s heat exchanger and create a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc. a call at 918-682-8238. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s working correctly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace starts, as the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first looking at your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s dirty. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents sealed in your house, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these things repair the sound, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will call for assistance from a skilled HVAC technician.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a sign there’s an electrical problem. This is most frequently seen with a faltering blower fan motor, which will make a loud buzzing noise when your furnace turns on. It may also mean there’s an issue with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these issues need support from a skilled heating and cooling company like Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc..
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s frequently a symptom that an internal component is worn out. This might be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be an indication that your burners are dirty.
These troubles are usually uncovered during yearly maintenance provided by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound might be the result of troubles: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition problems. All these issues need professional assistance.
At Hix Air Conditioning Service, Inc., our specialists are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing strange sounds, contact us at 918-682-8238 to book an appointment right away.