How Do I Know My Furnace Is Overheating?

How Do I Know My Furnace Is Overheating?

Furnace OverheatingJust like any electrical appliance, furnaces can also overheat. As a homeowner, you need to be extra careful to prevent the risk of an overheated unit. You should also be aware of the potential symptoms that can lead to overheating. Remember, if your system gets too hot, you should call a professional to take care of it.

When your furnace overheats, there are chances that it loses its functionality. Therefore, it probably won’t go unnoticed. Here are some warning signs:

  • Your furnace shuts down before completing a cycle.
    This is the most common sign of overheating. When a furnace overheats, it automatically shuts down. When the heat exchanger reach to an unsafe temperature, the high-limit switch detects this and automatically turns the furnace off.
  • You smell a burning scent.
    If you smell something burning after you have just turned on your furnace for the first time in a while, there might be some serious issue. Call one of our professional technicians immediately.
  • You notice an unusual humming sound.
    If you notice a constant and loud humming noise, it means your motor is about to stop function. In this case, you should immediately turn your furnace off and call an expert.

What Should I Do if My Furnace Overheats?

If your furnace overheats, make sure you get it repaired right away. Delaying could cost you more down the lane with costly parts or whole-system replacements. If you suspect your furnace has overheated, call us at GTA Heating & AC Inc. We’re proud to provide efficient and long-lasting repairs to residents across the GTA.