As your furnace turns on and begins to heat your house, it’s expected for it to make some noise. These sounds, including the burners igniting and the blower operating, 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 Yearly Furnace Maintenance

Furnace maintenance is extremely important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps defend you if something major stops working in your furnace during your warranty period.

It can also help our professionals uncover little issues that can make your furnace noisy. And maybe help you avoid a meltdown on the coldest day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that regular maintenance can reduce your probability of furnace malfunctions by up to 95%.

If minor furnace troubles go unnoticed, they may cause trouble down the road. By unearthing these issues sooner, our professionals can get your furnace fixed before heating season begins.

And most essential, specialized cleaning and lubrication of your furnace’s moving components can help make it more efficient. A correctly maintained furnace could save up to 30% on your energy costs, according to the U.S. Department of Energy.

2. Regularly Put in a New Furnace’s Air Filter

Your air filter helps keep your home’s air fresh and clean. When it becomes too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off more than it should. Referred to as short cycling, this can cause your furnace to consume additional fuel and make it wear out faster.

Our recommendations for changing your furnace filter:

  • Flat filter: Every month
  • Pleated filter: Every three months

You may have to get a new filter more frequently if you have allergies or pets.

3. Get in Touch with Cooler Tymes LLC When Your Furnace Is Making Strange Noises

Some furnaces, especially older ones, might make more noise than others. But if you’re detecting extremely loud or strange noises, you might need to get in touch with a heating and cooling company like Cooler Tymes LLC for furnace repair in Litchfield Park.

Here are a few noises to be on the lookout for, how to fix them and when to call a pro.

Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise

This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s since they exhaust fumes differently than older furnaces, and the process can create some moisture. If your furnace is experiencing difficulties discharging this water, it could make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need skilled 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 good thing when your furnace is making a banging sound. It can mean several things.

Haven’t scheduled maintenance recently and your furnace is making a banging sound when turning on? Its burners could be dirty. Dirty burners can hold up ignition, which leads gas to accumulate within your furnace.

All that accumulated gas can make a banging or booming sound when your furnace finally does ignite. But this is more than merely an irritating noise, because the accumulated gas is exploding within your furnace. This can damage your furnace’s heat exchanger and make a deadly carbon monoxide leak.

If you’ve neglected regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give Cooler Tymes LLC a call at 623-208-6444. Our heating specialists will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s operating correctly.

Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace starts, as the metal is expanding and contracting.

We recommend first looking at your furnace’s air filter and installing a new one if it’s clogged. Next, ensure you don’t have too many vents closed in your house, as it can throw off air pressure.

If neither of these steps repair the problem, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will require assistance from a skilled HVAC technician.

Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise

If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a flag there’s an electrical issue. This is most frequently seen with a sputtering blower fan motor, which will create a loud buzzing noise when your furnace turns on. It could also mean there’s a problem with the capacitor or transformer. All three of these issues need help from a skilled heating and cooling company like Cooler Tymes LLC.

Furnace Making Knocking Noise

If your furnace is making knocking sounds, it’s usually a symptom that an internal part is dying. This could be anything from a bearing to a belt or the gas valve. It may also be a sign that your burners need cleaning.

These problems are frequently uncovered during regular maintenance provided by a certified HVAC professional. 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 troubles: worn bearings, gas valve issues or ignition issues. All these issues need pro support.

At Cooler Tymes LLC, our experts are here to help you relax in peaceful, energy-efficient comfort. If your furnace is louder than normal or producing strange sounds, contact us at 623-208-6444 to book an appointment right away.