As your furnace starts up and prepares to warm up your residence, it’s expected for it to make some noise. These sounds, like the burners igniting and the blower whirring, are all part of the typical start-up procedures.
But there are a couple of things you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Schedule Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is highly important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty valid. This helps defend you if something big stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help us uncover minor issues that might make your furnace noisy. And maybe help you sidestep a breakdown on the chilliest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that routine maintenance can decrease your chance of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If minor furnace issues go undetected, they may lead to trouble later on. By uncovering these issues sooner, our techs can get your furnace repaired before heating season is in full swing.
And most critical, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving components can help make it more efficient. A properly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your energy expenses, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Frequently Put in a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your residence’s air fresh and clean. When it turns too filthy, it can make your furnace turn on and off too frequently. Known as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional fuel and make it stop working faster.
Our advice for replacing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Once a month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You may have to replace your filter more often if you have allergies or pets.
3. Call Tru Air Systems LLC When Your Furnace Is Creating Weird Noises
Some furnaces, often older ones, could be noisier than others. But if you’re detecting very loud or strange noises, it may be time to get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Tru Air Systems LLC for furnace repair in Albuquerque.
Here are a couple of noises to keep an eye out for, how to solve them and when to get in touch with a professional.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise occurs more commonly with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s because they exhaust fumes dissimilarly than older furnaces, and the process can create some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing difficulties removing this water, it can 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 great thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It might mean several 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 leads gas to accumulate within your furnace.
All that built-up gas can create a banging or booming sound when your furnace eventually} does ignite. But this is more than only 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 maintenance for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give Tru Air Systems LLC a call at 505-226-3525. 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 recommend first looking at your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s filthy. 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 methods repair the issue, 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 often seen with a dying blower fan motor, which will create an irritating buzzing noise when your furnace begins to heat. It could also mean there’s trouble with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems need assistance from a professional heating and cooling company like Tru Air Systems LLC.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s usually a symptom that an internal part is breaking down. This can be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It can also be a sign that your burners need cleaning.
These troubles are usually uncovered during annual maintenance done by a certified HVAC technician. So, while we’re at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to inquire about booking your maintenance appointment for next year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound might be the result of things: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition problems. All these problems need pro assistance.
At Tru Air Systems LLC, our pros are here to help you enjoy peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it typically is or producing odd sounds, contact us at 505-226-3525 to request an appointment now.