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Noisy gas hot air system

Kenneth Clement | Posted in General Questions on

It sounds like the makeup vents are making noise (according to my wife). Could this be due to a dirty filter starving the unit of air? Filter is 5 months old. Thank you

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  1. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #1

    Kenneth,
    Q. "Could this be due to a dirty filter starving the unit of air?"

    A. It could be. Have you tried changing the filter?

  2. Kenneth Clement | | #2

    The filter was replaced Nov 2013. Went with a cheaper filter. Maybe should do it every other month with these filters

  3. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #3

    Kenneth,
    Every house is different. Check your filter and see if it is dirty.

    Some houses aren't dusty, and a filter lasts for two years. Other homes have dog hairs, dust, and other stuff (especially if you have been doing remodeling or home repairs) that can clog a filter very quickly.

  4. Kenneth Clement | | #4

    Thank you

  5. Kenneth Clement | | #5

    Martin,
    Found the problem..was a piece of paper in blower in bottom of unit. Nice and quiet now

  6. GBA Editor
    Martin Holladay | | #6

    Kenneth,
    I'm glad that the solution was simple.

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