Frequent Furnace Questions

Dec 17, 2021 | Winter, Furnace, Heating, HVAC, Kettering, Kettering-Oakwood, Maintenance, Oakwood, OH, Ohio, Thermostat

During the colder months, you and your family rely on your furnace to keep your home feeling comfortable and cozy. You may occasionally have a few questions about your heating equipment; you’re not by yourself on this one. Our NATE-certified technicians at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air recognize that furnaces can be complex and answer a few commonly asked questions on furnaces.

Why Won’t My Furnace Work?

Furnaces are like vehicles; when they break down, there could be a couple of different scenarios. First, begin by inspecting your heating equipment by checking your thermostat is operating correctly. Ensure your thermostat has charged batteries, the settings are set to HEAT, and your appropriate settings. If your thermostat seems to be in good condition, move forward to inspect your furnace and breaker box to ensure your furnace did not have an emergency shut down and that your breaker box did not blow a fuse. You may need to get in touch with the professionals if you find that everything seems in order and you’re still having issues with your furnace.

Why Is My Furnace Making Weird Sounds?

Although it is normal for your furnace to make noises, it is always best to know the difference between normal and abnormal noises in regards to your home heating equipment. A normal noise your furnace should be making is a low humming noise. Do not be alarmed if your furnace makes a loud noise when it first turns on, this is because it has not been turned on since the year prior. Abnormal noises consist of a more audible humming, buzzing, or rattling. If you think your furnace may be making odd sounds, the blower in your heating equipment may be on the way out the door or completely finished.

How Often Should I Schedule Service for My Furnace?

It is important to schedule maintenance services on your furnace. It is recommended that you have maintenance service performed at least once a year on your furnaces to ensure it stays in good running condition. When servicing your furnace, our professionals at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air will be able to inspect your heating system and detect early signs of future problems or current damages. 

When something goes wrong with your furnace, it can be stressful not knowing what is happening. Don’t hesitate to contact us at Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air if you have any questions about your furnace or need to schedule a service call. Call us today at (937) 502-3842, or schedule an appointment online now by clicking here!