Why Won’t My Furnace Stop Running?

October 28, 2016

A furnace that continues to run is a serious problem. It will drive up your utility bill and force your heating system to work much harder than it should. If you continue to let it run without having an HVAC expert analyze the problem and implement the proper fix, your furnace will inevitably break down. A continuously running furnace even has the potential to force a full replacement, setting you back thousands of dollars.

This is not a problem that should be neglected. To get your furnace properly repaired, give Rick’s Heating & Cooling a call at 513-899-6005 or contact us online today!

Possible Reasons Why Your Furnace Won’t Stop Running

It is possible that your thermostat is set to an unnecessarily high temperature. Take a look at its setting to determine whether it is in the upper 70s, lower 80s or even higher. If it is egregiously high, put it on a lower setting to see if the furnace will stop running. Also, check the thermostat’s programmed temperature. If it is set lower than your selected home temperature, the furnace will continue to run in an attempt to meet the demand. If your home’s temperature is higher than what you have set, your furnace is not receiving the appropriate data to let it know that the temperature goal has been achieved.

10-off-tune-up-couponIt is also possible that your furnace’s air filter is forcing the furnace to run much more frequently than it should. It is prudent to replace your furnace air filter at least every couple of months. If you have been using your furnace at a high frequency, replace the filter once every month or so. Since a clogged furnace filter will prevent air flow from moving throughout the system and your home, the furnace will not be able to warm up your living space with ease.

Another possible cause for a furnace that won’t stop running is leaky ductwork. As a home ages, its ductwork has the potential to loosen. In some instances, seals will open, creating the potential for hot air to escape. If hot air is moving on up to the attic or other sections of your home that you rarely frequent, the furnace will just keep on running. Have a professional HVAC repairman examine your home’s ductwork to determine if it has any leaks. Once these leaks are sealed and disconnected segments are properly re-positioned, your furnace will likely stop running at such a high frequency.

It is also possible that your air ducts are chock full of grime, allergens, dust and dirt. A thorough cleaning will dislodge these particles, clearing a path for warm air to travel to your living space and consequently, stop the furnace from running all day and night.

Schedule Furnace Repair in Morrow, OH & Surrounding Areas

Letting your furnace continue to run will sabotage your budget and burden your heating system. A diagnosis and repair by the HVAC professionals at Rick’s Heating & Cooling might be much cheaper than you anticipate. We know exactly what to look for to remedy this problem as we’ve been in the HVAC business for over three decades. We perform furnace repairs, maintenance, installation and much more. Whether your system needs a tune-up, a full replacement or duct cleaning, we’ll get the job done at a fair price.

Homeowners in Morrow and the surrounding Cincinnati area are encouraged to reach out to our office for assistance with furnace issues as well as all other HVAC needs. We’ll perform an honest assessment of your furnace, explain the appropriate solution in terms you can understand and get the job done without flaw. Give us a call at (513) 899-6005 or contact us online to schedule an appointment in your Morrow area home!