As your furnace turns on and prepares to warm up your home, it’s common for it to produce some noise. These sounds, including the burners firing up and the blower running, are all part of the usual start-up procedures.
But there are several approaches you can do to make your furnace run more quietly this winter.
1. Schedule Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, since it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps protect you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help our professionals discover small issues that might make your furnace loud. And maybe help you avoid a malfunction on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can reduce your probability of furnace meltdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace issues go unnoticed, they may cause trouble later on. By finding these problems sooner, our professionals can get your furnace taken care of before heating season is at its peak.
And most important, professional cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving parts can help make it more efficient. A properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your utility expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Routinely Change Your Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your home’s air fresh and clean. When it gets too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off more than it should. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to use additional gas and make it wear out faster.
Our suggestions for installing a new furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You might have to install a new filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Contact Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating When Your Furnace Is Creating Weird Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, could be louder than others. But if you’re noticing extremely loud or odd noises, you should call a heating and cooling company like Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating for furnace repair in Saint Louis.
Here are a few noises to keep an eye out for, how to take care of 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 dissimilarly than older furnaces, and the process can create some moisture. If your furnace is having difficulties discharging this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require professional} 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 good thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It could mean several things.
Haven’t requested maintenance 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 create a banging or booming sound when your furnace finally} does ignite. But this is more than merely an irritating noise, since the accumulated gas is exploding within your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and make a dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating a ring at 314-262-4541. Our heating professionals will get your furnace tuned up and make sure it’s running correctly.
Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace turns on, because the metal is expanding and contracting.
We recommend first checking your furnace’s air filter and getting a new one if it’s clogged. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents shut in your house, as it can force air pressure out of balance.
If neither of these methods repair the sound, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will require assistance from a professional 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 usually seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will produce an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace switches on. It might also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems need help from a skilled heating and cooling company like Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s often a symptom that an internal part is going out. 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 problems are typically uncovered during regular maintenance performed by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your home doing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about requesting your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound could be the result of issues: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition issues. All these problems need pro help.
At Morgner Inc. Air Conditioning & Heating, our professionals are here to help you relax in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing strange sounds, contact us at 314-262-4541 to book an appointment right away.