Help! My Furnace Won’t Stop Running!

Rod Johnson Heating and Furnaces

If your furnace won’t stop running, then you obviously have a problem. Fortunately, the professionals here at Rod Johnson Air Conditioning are always standing by to give you a helping hand.

Winter’s chill is here, and one problem that is sure to give anyone a headache is the cost of a heating bill. An excellent way to pay less is to make sure your heat is turned off while nobody’s home, and this winter, Rod Johnson Air has some tips to keep you cozy without breaking the bank.

Diagnosing Any Issues

If you want to know why you’re spending so much, you’ll need to look for the cause. Take a close look: Is the furnace blower still running? Are the burners still on? Here’s how you can tell if you have a problem, what’s causing it, and ways to fix it.

Blower (Fan) Still Going?

Whether it’s hot or it’s not, the furnace blower is going to circulate the air in your home. Check if your thermostat fan switch or setting is set to “on,” then make sure to switch it to “off” or “auto.”

Has Your Pilot Light Gone Out?

Relight it! If it keeps going out again or won’t light at all, you’ll need a professional to find out why. Give us a call. Rod Johnson’s got you covered.

Fan/Thermostat Switches Not Working?

If you’ve tried the Silicon Valley catch-all for problem-solving (turning it off and on again), and nothing happened, call us. We can come out and take a look at your relay switches as they may need replacing.

Other Tips And Tricks for When Your Furnace Won’t Stop Running

Check that air filter! Your furnace could be chugging along like an old-timey train engine in an old Western. Still, if your air filter is dirty, it will behave like a brick wall, stopping that heat from getting anywhere else in your home. Checking your filter only takes a few minutes and can save you time and money.

Try to Shoot for a Balmy Upper-60s Temperature If Your Furnace Won’t Stop Running

Did you know that if you set your thermostat too high, it will stay on for as long as it takes to get your house to temperature? If your thermostat is set to 90 degrees, your furnace is going to work as hard as it can to achieve that unattainable goal. In other words, no matter what, your furnace will always try to bring your home up to whatever temperature you set your thermostat to. If you ask your furnace to work too hard, it will.

Keeping your thermostat set at the upper-60s is a great way to make sure your furnace doesn’t run itself ragged. Additionally, by reducing your set temperatures, you can reduce the amount of energy spent heating your home! Doesn’t that sound better than throwing money down the drain just to keep a little warmer?

Furnace Won’t Stop Running? Contact Rod Johnson Air Conditioning for Help

Whatever your issue, you can always count on Rod Johnson Air. For 20 years, we’ve served the San Joaquin Valley, and we’re still just getting started. Make sure to visit us on Facebook* and Twitter* to see what people say about us! So, if your furnace won’t stop running, then don’t hesitate to contact us. Remember, we’re always here to help and we always come highly recommended by our many satisfied customers. However, don’t just take our word for it. Check us out on Facebook and Twitter to see for yourself!