Why Is My Furnace Running, But No Heat?

A crucial aspect of keeping your home toasty and comfortable throughout the winter is your furnace. Even so, if your furnace works nonstop but doesn't generate the right amount of heat, it can be frustrating to deal with. So, what exactly is the cause behind this? Join ClimateAir as we give you the ins and outs of this furnace problem and how you can go about fixing it.

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At ClimateAir, we understand that dealing with furnace problems can be stressful, especially if your home heating system breaks down in the middle of a cold winter day. Luckily, with the help of our certified HVAC technicians, you never have to worry about whether or not you'll be able to keep yourself and your family warm.

Our experienced technicians are available for all furnace repair and maintenance services 24/7/365 days a year! That includes after-hours, weekends, and holidays at no extra cost! Book your repair appointment over the phone or use our online booking form.

What should I check if my furnace is not working?

If your furnace is not working, there are several common issues you can check before calling a professional. Keep in mind that if you are not comfortable or familiar with these checks, it's best to contact a qualified HVAC technician. Here are some steps you can take:

·  Thermostat settings: Make sure that the thermostat is set to the desired temperature and is in its heating mode.

·  Power supply: Check if the furnace is receiving power. Make sure the circuit breaker for the furnace is in the "on" position.

·  Pilot light: Verify that the pilot light is lit. Have a professional relight it if it's not burning.

·  Air filter: A filthy or clogged air filter can hinder airflow and have an impact on the efficiency of the furnace. If necessary, check and change the air filter with the assistance of a technician.

·  Vents: Check that nothing is blocking any of the vents or registers and that they are all open. Heating efficiency can be impacted by restricted airflow.

·  Gas supply: Ensure that the furnace's gas supply is turned on if you own a gas furnace.

·  Examine the furnace for any apparent problems: Keep an eye out for any damage, loose wiring, or other evident issues. Before checking the internal parts, exercise caution and turn off the power.

·  Reset the furnace: You can attempt to reset the furnace by shutting it off for a short while and then turning it back on.

If your furnace still doesn't operate correctly after doing these troubleshooting steps, it's time to get in touch with a qualified HVAC specialist. Furnace problems can be complicated, and trying to fix them without the proper knowledge could cause more issues or put your safety in danger. 

Can I fix a furnace that is not heating on my own?

No, you shouldn't attempt to fix your furnace that is not heating for numerous reasons, including the following:

·  Safety hazards: Combustion, gas, and electricity are just some of the potentially hazardous components found in furnaces. Poor oversight of these parts may result in fires, gas leaks, or other hazards that put your health and safety at risk.

·  Complexity of systems: Furnaces are intricate devices with a number of moving parts that must work together in order to operate properly. An in-depth comprehension of the system is required to determine the underlying cause of a heating problem.

·  Specialized tools and parts: Specialized tools and replacement parts are often necessary for furnace repairs. Your capacity to identify and resolve the issue can be restricted if you do not have access to these tools.

·  Furnace warranty: Should you try to fix your furnace yourself while it's still under warranty, you risk having the warranty voided. Expert technicians are the only individuals qualified and permitted to do repairs without compromising the manufacturer's guarantee. 

For these reasons, hiring a certified HVAC specialist to identify and fix furnace problems is typically safer and more efficient. 

Is my furnace not heating because of the air filters? 

Yes, a blocked or dirty air filter is frequently one of the causes of a furnace not heating for a couple reasons, including:

·  Limited airflow: The circulation of air from the furnace may be restricted by an obstructed air filter. A furnace that has restricted airflow may overheat and activate safety mechanisms that cause the appliance to shut down. 

·  Decreased heating efficiency: A dirty air filter makes it more difficult for air to circulate through the system efficiently.

·  Short cycling: When a furnace short cycles, it goes on and off more often than necessary without being able to heat your home and is often caused by a blocked or dirty air filter. 

Generally speaking, changing or cleaning the air filter in your home's furnace on a regular basis is a simple maintenance task that can prevent this type of issue from happening.

Is my furnace running but not heating due to the thermostat? 

Yes, a furnace can operate without producing heat if there are problems with the thermostat, such as wrong settings, battery problems, electrical issues, and more. Remember that these are only some of the possibilities and that the furnace itself may be having other issues. So, we suggest that you reach out to a local HVAC company like ClimateAir for assistance. They will be able to properly diagnose the problem and provide the necessary repairs.

Is your furnace operating without producing heat? If so, book a repair appointment with the professional and experienced HVAC technician team from ClimateAir today. Our team is available 24/7/365 days a year, including after-hours, weekends, and holidays at no additional cost!

ClimateAir proudly operates throughout Bradford, Owen Sound, Collingwood, Horseshoe Valley, Bracebridge, Newmarket, Shelburne, Pinkerton, Gravenhurst, and the surrounding areas. Book your repair appointment with us over the phone, or use our online booking form.