Sudden furnace noises can be alarming, but the regular noise of the heating process is usually nothing to worry about, system-wise. On the other hand, heating noise can be very annoying for Lexington homeowners. We have a few proven solutions which can cut back on furnace noise in your home, improving your wintertime indoor comfort.
Duct insulation is a two-fold fix – not only does it cut down on noise, it can also save energy. As the sound of the heating process moves through the ducts, it’s echoing off the bare metal material, which can make it sound very loud inside your home. Insulating your ductwork can dampen the noise, so it will be much quieter, even unnoticeable depending on the insulation products used. While insulation keeps noise inside, it also keeps heat inside the ducts so it can travel to its intended location. You’ll receive more of the hot air your furnace produced, without wasting it to duct leaks and heat loss, to save energy all winter long.
Furnace noise is typically its loudest along straight runs of supply and return ducts – when there are angles in the ductwork, some noise is halted. If your furnace is positioned directly below the return ducts, you’re probably hearing noise through the return vents in your living areas. Repositioning the furnace and adding angled duct sections can halt much of the noise, though this is only an option if your home has enough space available.
These heating system modifications should be performed by a licensed, NATE-certified heating technician to ensure the job is done correctly and safely. Your heating pro can assess the furnace noise issue in your home and inform you of the best options available to cut down the volume and restore quiet comfort throughout the home.
Call Climate Control for assistance pinpointing the source of your furnace noises – we’ll implement solutions which will keep your home more quiet and comfortable this winter.