Have A Sporatic Furnace? Have A Repair Team to Check The Thermostat

Posted on: 1 June 2023

If your furnace unit is running for long periods of time without breaks or turns on several times for a short period of time, but then shuts off and doesn't come back on for hours, it's time to call a furnace repair professional. This is often a thermostat problem. 

Not only is this probably causing heating discomfort in the home, and inconsistent temperatures, but it's probably raising your heating bills as well. You want to have an HVAC team come to do an inspection and a tune-up while they check the thermostat. Here are some of the things they will do.

Reset or Replace the Thermostat

The thermostat may be the main source of your problems. If the unit is outdated, faulty, or sending mixed messages to the furnace, the response may be inaccurate heating. If the thermostat is new, then you may be able to reset it; if it's old, it's time for a replacement.

Get a programmable unit that will help you increase energy efficiency and heating bills by allowing you to set timers. The new unit may also allow you to control the unit from your phone.

Clean the Motor and Filters

The motor is responsible for getting the warm air out of the unit and into the home. If the fan blades are dirty on the motor, and there is a lot of debris, this could prevent the fan from functioning properly. Cleaning the fan will help to ensure the speed and function of the fan, to help the unit run will less resistance.

Enhance Unit Efficiency

The cleaning is going to help improve efficiency, saving you money during the warmer months while the heating unit is running. When the coils are clean, the sensors can read temperatures properly, and the mechanical units are oiled for optimal function, the unit can run more efficiently than when it's full of grime and dirt.

The inspection that you get should have a detailed report of the condition of the furnace and any recommendations that the professionals think need to be completed. There should also be a breakdown of the cost that needs to be done.

If your furnace is running inconsistently, is taking long breaks, and then later running non-stop, you need to get to the bottom of the problem. Call a furnace repair team today and ask about getting a new more efficient thermostat, along with an inspection and tune-up today.

Reach out to a furnace repair system to learn more.


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