As unbelievable as it may sound, it’s actually possible for your Dayton home to overheat when your heating system is running. Read on to find out what may result when you experience too much heat indoors in the winter — and what you should do about it.
Your rooms can become too hot for comfort due to the temperatures being out of sync with the thermostat settings. This may be due to your thermostat having a miscalibrated or broken temperature sensor. If you set such a thermostat, its sensor will either read your home’s temperature as being cooler or not detect the heat at all. You’ll need to have the thermostat replaced, repaired, or moved to a location where it picks up the temperatures better.
Your Heating System Runs Constantly
Your heating system may keep running and running, making your home uncomfortably hot. The possible causes for it running nonstop include:
- The limit switch that’s supposed to shut off the furnace when it’s too hot may have broken.
- The thermostat wiring that’s responsible for shutting off the system may be broken.
- Stuck furnace control buttons.
- The primary control inside the heater could be malfunctioning.
Isn’t Too Much Heat Better Than No Heat?
Having a home that’s too hot is just as bad as a home that’s too cold in the winter. Not only does too much heat make your house uncomfortably warm and stuffy, it also wastes energy and puts a strain on your heating equipment.
Too much heat lingering in your furnace affects multiple components and causes widespread damage. This leads to the need for more repairs and premature system failure.
If you suspect that you have excess heat, turn off your heating system and call an HVAC technician. Avoid poking around in your system in a bid to locate the problem, as that could be very dangerous. If you need help dealing with too much heat or any other heating problem, please contact Detmer and Sons. We’ve been helping homeowners in the Dayton area with their heating and cooling problems since 1978.