Why Is My Heater Constantly Running?

Heater Troubleshooting in Peoria, IL

It’s nice to have a warm home when the outside temperatures dip, but sometimes, it can get too hot inside. There are some situations in which a heater simply doesn’t turn off. This can become quite expensive, and it can also lead to premature wear and tear on your heater. Here are some reasons your heater may not be turning off.

Bad Thermostat

One potential cause of the issue is a bad thermostat. When a thermostat has a broken switch, faulty wiring, or a damaged heating sensor, it won’t be able to effectively communicate with your heater. We can take a look at the thermostat to see if it’s the culprit. We can either repair a damaged thermostat or replace it, depending on the circumstances and your preferences. The good news is that a new thermostat might be a big upgrade for you, and it could make it easier to conserve energy.

Instead of the thermostat, though, it could actually be a dirty filter. If hot air is getting blocked by dirty filters, your heater will have to work overtime to achieve the same effect. If you’ve set a high temperature, the furnace might run continually. We’ll take a close look and let you know what we find.

Damaged Primary Controller

Another thing that can cause a heater to constantly run is a damaged primary controller. This component is found on the heating unit, and it responds to the thermostat and controls when a burner starts and stops.

Damaged Check Valve

If the thermostat and primary controller are fine, we’ll move on to the water checking system. Houses with hot water heating systems have water check valves to keep water from circulating through the system when not needed. If that check valve is damaged, water will keep circulating. If a specific component is at fault, we’ll be able to address it effectively.

Count on Us

Fritch Heating & Cooling, Inc. will be able to assist you with your heating repair if you live in the Peoria, IL, area. Our roots go back four generations, and we have decades’ worth of experience. We offer free estimates and can work on all makes and models. Give us a call today to schedule your appointment. Our team can also assist with cooling repair, installation, and maintenance, along with ductwork and indoor air quality services.