As your furnace turns on and prepares to heat your home, it’s typical for it to create some noise. These sounds, like the burners firing up and the blower running, are all part of the usual start-up process.
But there are a few approaches you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.
1. Book Yearly Furnace Maintenance
Furnace maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty in place. This helps protect you if something major stops working in your furnace during your warranty time.
It can also help our pros uncover little issues that can make your furnace annoying. And potentially help you prevent a meltdown on the coldest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can lower your chance of furnace breakdowns by up to 95%.
If small furnace problems go ignored, they may lead to trouble in the future. By finding these problems sooner, our professionals can get your furnace repaired before heating season is underway.
And most essential, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving parts can help make it more efficient. A correctly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your heating bills, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.
2. Frequently Install a New Furnace’s Air Filter
Your air filter helps keep your house’s air fresh and clean. When it turns too dirty, it can make your furnace turn on and off too often. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional energy and make it stop working faster.
Our recommendations for changing your furnace filter:
- Flat filter: Every month
- Pleated filter: Every three months
You could have to get a new filter more regularly if you have allergies or pets.
3. Contact Titan Heating & Air Conditioning When Your Furnace Is Creating Weird Noises
Some furnaces, particularly older ones, might be louder than others. But if you’re hearing extremely loud or strange noises, you should contact a heating and cooling company like Titan Heating & Air Conditioning for furnace repair in Central Point.
Here are several noises to be on the lookout for, how to fix them and when to get in touch with a specialist.
Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise
This noise happens more frequently with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s because they emit fumes in another way than older furnaces, and the process can produce some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing difficulties removing this water, it could make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll require professional} support for this issue, 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 may mean a few 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 leads gas to accumulate in your furnace.
All that accumulated gas can create a banging or booming racket when your furnace eventually} 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 dangerous carbon monoxide leak.
If you’ve overlooked regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re detecting this noise, give Titan Heating & Air Conditioning a ring at 541-286-6617. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and double-check it’s operating correctly.
Your ductwork can also produce banging sounds when your furnace turns on, because the metal is expanding and contracting.
We advise first checking your furnace’s air filter and replacing it if it’s dirty. Next, make sure you don’t have too many vents shut in your home, as it can make air pressure uneven.
If neither of these methods repair the problem, your ductwork could be dirty or undersized, which will call for assistance from a professional HVAC tech.
Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise
If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a flag there’s electrical troubles. This is most usually seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will make an annoying buzzing noise when your furnace begins to heat. It can also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these problems need support from a professional heating and cooling company like Titan Heating & Air Conditioning.
Furnace Making Knocking Noise
If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s usually a symptom that an internal part is worn out. This may be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It could also be a symptom that your burners are dirty.
These troubles are usually uncovered during regular maintenance performed by a certified HVAC pro. So, while we’re at your residence performing repairs, don’t forget to check with us about scheduling your maintenance appointment for the upcoming year.
Furnace Making Clicking Noise
A clicking sound can be the result of things: worn bearings, gas valve troubles or ignition troubles. All these troubles need skilled assistance.
At Titan Heating & Air Conditioning, our professionals are here to help you relax in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than it usually is or producing weird sounds, contact us at 541-286-6617 to book an appointment right away.