Your House is Hot, and Your Furnace Is Still Running!

December 20, 2022
Technician Working on HVAC Unit in Cave Creek, AZ

If you’re like most homeowners, you rely on a furnace to keep your home warm during the winter months. When it’s working fine, your home will be nice and toasty for your family. However, if you notice that your furnace continues to run after your home feels comfortable, it could mean that there’s a problem with your system.

Bad Thermostat Placement

If you’ve recently moved into a new home or have undergone renovations in your existing home that required your thermostat to be repositioned, your thermostat could be the culprit for excessive heat. When thermostats are placed near windows or doors, they will read a colder temperature than the rest of your home. This will cause them to continuously tell your furnace to run even though the rest of your home feels warm. To remedy this issue, you need to reposition your thermostat in a location that is away from any potential temperature disturbances.

Faulty Limit Switch

In order for your furnace to turn on, your thermostat needs to send a signal to the limit switch on your furnace to tell it to turn on. If your limit switch is approaching the end of its life span, you may experience malfunctions. One problem may be that your limit switch works to turn on your furnace, but it doesn’t work when your thermostat signals to turn off your furnace. Replacing the faulty limit switch will remedy this issue.

High Thermostat Setting

If your home feels hot, the first thing that you want to do is check your thermostat to ensure that it wasn’t turned up to a higher temperature than what it’s normally at. While this may be a frustrating problem, it’s a very easy one to remedy.

Expert Heating Services

Vent Masters offers expert heating services in Cave Creek, AZ and surrounding regions. We can also help with all of your cooling, indoor air quality, new construction, ventilation, thermostat, and ductwork needs. Contact Vent Masters today, and we’ll get a technician on the way to your home.

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