What Happens to My Furnace When Not Used for 3 to 4 Months?

Homeowners may leave their furnace running year-round, thinking this is a wise move. It won’t cost much to let this appliance operate, or so they believe. However, a furnace that is on uses electricity. It might not seem like much, but it adds up.

What Happens to My Furnace When Not Used for 3 to 4 Months?

In addition, allowing the furnace to run all year puts wear and tear on the unit. A person can avoid this damage by turning the unit off. If the owner has a problem with the unit, they can contact Airsheen Services for help with a furnace repair.

Reasons Why My Furnace Won’t Turn On

There are several reasons a furnace might not turn on. The unit might not have power, or it could need a reset. When the unit has a dirty or faulty sensor or ignitor, the owner may hear the unit click on, but it won’t fire up.

When the gas valve to the unit is closed, the furnace won’t turn on. The same holds when there is no electricity going to the unit. In certain situations, the furnace won’t turn on because the float switch is up. Regardless of what the problem is, a furnace tune-up and cleaning will help identify the problem and how best to resolve it. 

Furnace Tune-Up

An annual heating tune-up by a heating and cooling service provider improves the efficiency of the unit. During this visit, the heating maintenance contractor identifies potential problems before the owner needs a furnace repair. This ensures a problem doesn’t arise on a cold winter night.

The technician checks the unit for rust from dampness and replaces those parts to prevent unit breakdowns. In addition, they examine the system for carbon monoxide leaks and electric dangers that could put the home and its occupants at risk.

During this heating tune-up, the technician completes an inspection of the furnace burner. They also check the furnace filter to see if it needs to be changed. During this visit, ask which filters to use to ensure the unit operates optimally.

Furnace Repair

Never wait until winter to call for furnace repair. It’s best to have the system checked during the summer to find any problems and have them corrected. Doing so provides the homeowner with peace of mind, as they know the furnace will work when they need it.

Many things can suggest the unit needs repair. This includes unusual noises, rooms that don’t heat evenly, or unusual smells. However, don’t wait until one of these signs is seen. Call for a heating tune-up during the summer and prevent these problems from arising when turning the unit on for the winter.

What You Should Do to Protect Your Furnace During the Summer Months

  • Call for HVAC maintenance to ensure it is in good working order
  • Turn the pilot light off when there is a stretch of predicted warm weather, so someone doesn’t accidentally cut the heat on.
  • Clean the unit and change the filter.
  • Install a carbon monoxide detector to alert family members to a gas leak and carbon monoxide present in the air.

Need Help with Your Heating? Call Airsheen Services

Call Airsheen Services at (512) 577-4776 for heating services. Regardless of what a person needs, the team is ready to help. They can complete a heating tune-up or carry out a heat pump replacement. In addition, they offer air conditioning and indoor air quality services, so a homeowner has only one company they need to call for their HVAC equipment.

Make an appointment today for a heating tune-up before the temperature drops. This is one call no person will regret making when they are staying warm in the home while the weather is miserable outside.