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Noise We have a kelvinator furnace(installed 9/07) and when running, it sounds like a jet engine. Very disappointed. Installer does not cooperate. We must shut doors to TV room in order to hear. Please advise

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  • carl carpenter
    carl carpenter May 11, 2010

    the noise you are refering to is the blower an undersized return air could cause excessive noise.due to force of air being drawn in. this is a big problem with gas upflow furnaces. enlarging filter area could lower it some. usually insulatiung return air cavity can quiten somewhat if it is in a closet. in the attic this problem can be fixed by extending the return air duct to creat a baffle for the noise

  • Stephen Evans May 11, 2010

    That is a unusual problem with the newer furnaces. They use what is called an inshot burner assembly. The burners are only about 4" long, sit about 2" away from the heat exchanger and literally shoots the flames into the heat exchanger (much resembling the flame out of the back of a jet engine). this helps the furnaced acheive its efficiency. though some furnaces are quieter than others depending on manufacturer. Be thankful it is not a older lennox "pulse". those furnaces required a 6" round, 3' long muffler on the vent pipe, and then you still had to insulate the room it was in because they were so loud.

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I have installed a ton of Kelvinator furnaces. I have NEVER heard a loud one. The installer should cooperate. Call your building inspector. I bet this guy did not even pull a permit. If it is the burners that are loud then have your gas pressure checked in the furnace. Do you have a noisy induced draft motor. If so replace it.... you are under warranty.
Start calling your installer every night at 3 am. Call him every time you walk by a phone. He will get the hint. You need to as loud to him, as your furnace is to you.
Call Kelvinator... you can get the number on line. tell them about your problem they do not want bad advertisement. they will find someone to solve your problem.
Good luck....

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