As your furnace starts up and prepares to add warmth to your house, it’s expected for it to create some noise. These sounds, like the burners firing up and the blower operating, are all part of the normal start-up steps.

But there are several things you can do to make your furnace less noisy this winter.

1. Request Yearly Furnace Maintenance

Furnace maintenance is highly important, as it keeps your manufacturer warranty ongoing. This helps protect you if something huge stops working in your furnace during your warranty range.

It can also help our professionals discover minor issues that might make your furnace annoying. And potentially help you prevent a breakdown on the most frigid day of the year. The Indoor Air Quality Association reports that annual maintenance can reduce your likelihood of furnace malfunctions by up to 95%.

If minor furnace issues go unnoticed, they may lead to trouble later on. By finding these problems sooner, our pros can get your furnace fixed before heating season begins.

And most important, 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 gas expenses, 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 gets too clogged, it can make your furnace turn on and off too often. Called short cycling, this can cause your furnace to use additional fuel and make it stop working faster.

Our recommendations for changing your furnace filter:

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

You may have to change your filter more often if you have allergies or pets.

3. Call Myers Furnace Company When Your Furnace Is Making Strange Noises

Some furnaces, often older ones, could be louder than others. But if you’re noticing extremely loud or odd noises, you might need to call a heating and cooling company like Myers Furnace Company for furnace repair in Belton.

Here are several noises to be on the lookout for, how to solve them and when to contact a pro.

Furnace Making Gurgling or Bubbling Noise

This noise is more common with high-efficiency furnaces. That’s due to the fact they discharge fumes differently than older furnaces, and the process can make some moisture. If your furnace is running into difficulties removing this water, it may make gurgling or bubbling sounds. You’ll need 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 can mean a couple of things.

Haven’t had maintenance done recently and your furnace is creating a banging sound when starting? Its burners can be dirty. Dirty burners can stall ignition, which results in gas accumulating in your furnace.

All that increased gas can create a banging or booming racket when your furnace finally does ignite. But this is more than just an irritating noise, since the accumulated gas is exploding within your furnace. This can crack your furnace’s heat exchanger and cause a deadly carbon monoxide leak.

If you’ve neglected regular maintenance for your furnace and you’re hearing this noise, give Myers Furnace Company a call at 816-249-1619. Our heating pros will get your furnace tuned up and ensure it’s working correctly.

Your ductwork can also create banging sounds when your furnace turns on, since the metal is expanding and contracting.

We advise first inspecting your furnace’s air filter and getting a new one if it’s dirty. Next, ensure you don’t have too many vents shut in your home, as it can make air pressure uneven.

If neither of these steps repair the issue, your ductwork might be dirty or undersized, which will call for assistance from a skilled HVAC specialist.

Furnace Making Humming or Buzzing Noise

If your furnace is buzzing or humming, it’s a sign there’s electrical troubles. This is most often seen with a faltering blower fan motor, which will produce an irritating 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 assistance from a professional heating and cooling company like Myers Furnace Company.

Furnace Making Knocking Noise

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

These troubles are frequently uncovered during yearly maintenance done by a certified HVAC professional. So, while we’re at your house doing repairs, don’t forget to ask us about scheduling your maintenance appointment for the future.

Furnace Making Clicking Noise

A clicking sound might be the result of troubles: worn bearings, gas valve problems or ignition problems. All these troubles need professional support.

At Myers Furnace Company, 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 816-249-1619 to request an appointment now.