As your furnace starts up and begins to add warmth to your house, it’s typical for it to produce some noise. These sounds, such as the burners igniting and the blower whirring, are all part of the usual start-up process.
But there are a few steps you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Request Annual Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, because it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps shield you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.
It can also help our professionals spot minor issues that might make your furnace annoying. And possibly help you sidestep a breakdown on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can decrease your probability of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace issues go undetected, they may lead to trouble in the future. By uncovering these troubles sooner, our professionals can get your furnace fixed before heating season is in full swing.
And most essential, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving pieces can help make it more efficient. A properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your utility bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Routinely Install a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it turns too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to eat up additional energy and make it break down faster.
Our recommendations for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to get a new filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.
3. Get in Touch with Custom Air Systems Inc When Your Furnace Is Creating Odd Noises
Some furnaces, especially older ones, can make more noise than others. But if you’re detecting extremely loud or weird noises, it may be time to call a heating and cooling company like Custom Air Systems Inc for furnace repair in Port St. Lucie.
Here are several noises to be looking for, how to fix them and when to call a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they discharge fumes differently than older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties removing this water, it can make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need experienced} support for this issue, since it can 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 several things.
Haven’t had maintenance done recently and your furnace is producing a banging sound when turning on? Its burners could be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which results in gas accumulating inside your furnace.
All that increased gas can create a banging or booming noise when your furnace ultimately} does ignite. But this is more than merely an irritating noise, as the increased gas is exploding within your furnace. This can break your furnace’s heat exchanger and create a life-threatening carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular service for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give Custom Air Systems Inc a call at 772-247-2283. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s operating correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace turns on, as the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first inspecting your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s dirty. Next, double-check you don’t have too many vents shut in your home, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these methods repair the problem, your ductwork might 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 sign there’s an electrical problem. This is most usually seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will create an annoying buzzing noise when your furnace switches on. It can 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 Custom Air Systems Inc.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often a symptom that an internal component is dying. This might be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be a symptom that your burners need cleaning.
These issues are often uncovered during annual maintenance provided by a certified HVAC technician. So, while we’re at your house working on repairs, don’t forget to check with us about booking your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound may be the result of problems: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition troubles. All these troubles need professional support.
At Custom Air Systems Inc, our experts are here to help you unwind in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing strange sounds, contact us at 772-247-2283 to request an appointment right away.