Why Does My Furnace Keep Running

Jan 26, 2020 | Uncategorized

Finding out you might have a problem with your furnace is among the most troubling things you can face as a homeowner. If your home is heated by gas, keeping it in prime operating health is vital for the safety of your home’s inhabitants. A good clue that your furnace could demand some examination is when it does not switch off and proceeds to run nonstop, even after the temperature reaches the temp set on the thermostat.

Common Causes For A Furnace That Runs Nonstop

The Blower 

Start with having a feel for the air that your furnace is blowing out of your vents. Identify if it is cool or warm. If your system is running all the time, but only cool air is coming out, you could have a problem with your blower motor. Oftentimes an electrical problem, like decayed wiring, can cause your blower go nonstop. If you recognize this is creating your problem, we strongly recommend that you do not attempt to work on the furnace on your own. This isn’t a Do-It-Yourself project. It’s best to consider safety and efficiency first by giving an HVAC pro a call to perform any servicing.

Air Filters

This is the most common of all causes. If the air rising from your vents is warm, but the flow of the air isn’t strong, this is often a sign that your filters may need to be replaced. Dirty and clogged up air filters restrict the air your furnace needs from getting to it, which causes your whole system to labor needlessly to attain the same level of temperature in your residence. This dilemma is an easy one to fix, however. Replace your air filters with new ones, and if your furnace stops running constantly, you’ve solved it. If it doesn’t, call us.

The Thermostat

Have a good look at your thermostat to make sure it is set on the temperature you desire and that it has been set on the “auto” setting rather than the “on” setting. The “on” setting makes your furnace run continuously. On “auto,” your system will run only until it attains the desired temperature. It then turns off on its own — until the temperature drops below that level again. However, if your thermostat’s settings are right, and the furnace continues running round-the-clock anyways, there’s a good chance you could have a faulty thermostat. If you think this is the problem, reach out to an HVAC technician to inspect, calibrate, or perhaps even replace it.

The Pilot Light

A lot of the more older furnaces have a pilot light that’s supposed to remain entirely lit throughout the winter. However, if this accidently goes out, it could make your furnace run constant, and blow solely cool air nonstop. If you notice this is the dilemma, you could relight your pilot utilizing the manufacturer’s directions for your design. Nonetheless, the majority of furnaces these days are outfitted with electrical start pilots that light automatically when it needs heat. It’s feasible that someplace inside that machine, there is a glitch that won’t let the pilot light remain lit. If this is happening, an HVAC pro can fix this.

Quick and Affordable Furnace Repair

If your furnace is blowing cool air on a cold night or if it continues pumping heat nonstop, your home can become quite uncomfortable, rather quickly. If this is the case, and you have not had an inspection yet, please give Kettering-Oakwood Heating & Air a call today at 937-502-3842 or schedule an appointment online now at https://ketteringoakwoodheatingandair.com/schedule-now/ 

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