Our Halton furnace repair experts are on-call 24/7 so that if you and your family are dealing with a furnace repair emergency, we will be there to help as soon as possible. We never charge for overtime fees. Rather, we offer upfront and transparent pricing so you always know what to expect.
In addition to offering emergency services, our professional and skillful repair and service professionals are also available for scheduled appointments so you can book us when it’s most convenient for you. When you hire the team at Aire Serv to take care of your Halton furnace repair needs, you can expect nothing but the best. We can quickly repair your furnace without compromising our dedication to outstanding workmanship. Additionally, our professionals always put our customers first. When you welcome one of our team members into your Oakville home, you can have peace of mind knowing that we’ll get the job done right the first time.
Common Causes of Furnace Trouble
Our Halton furnace repair experts have years of experience fixing broken furnaces in Burlington, Halton Hills, and Milton. We’ve truly seen it all and find that most furnace issues often have similar causes.
Continue reading to discover a few of the most common causes for Halton furnace repair:
The Pilot Light is Out
If your pilot light has blown out, your furnace will not be able to complete the combustion process and heat your home. Two common reasons your pilot light might be out include:
The thermocouple is malfunctioning. The thermocouple deactivates the gas in your furnace when the pilot light turns off. It acts like a safety check to prevent natural gas leaks. If the thermocouple can’t detect the flame in your furnace because it's broken or covered in dust, it will shut off your Burlington home’s natural gas supply and turn off the pilot light.
The pilot light has blown out. Sometimes a breeze or draft in your home can blow out the pilot light, just like it would to a candle. If you think this is why your pilot light has extinguished, rather than trying to light it yourself, it’s much safer to call the Halton furnace repair professionals at Aire Serv. Our qualified service pros will not only reignite the pilot light but also confirm why it was extinguished.
The Furnace Won’t Turn On
Particularly during a chilly Ontario winter, it can be very frustrating if your furnace won’t turn on. There can be many reasons why your furnace won’t start, including:
The circuit breaker is off. The first step in troubleshooting a furnace that won’t turn on—electric, gas, or propane—is to ensure all the HVAC switches on your circuit breaker panel are turned on.
The air filter is dirty. Part of your furnace’s job is to keep the air in your home clean. It does this by filtering out dust and allergens from the air with an air filter. If you haven’t changed the air filter in your furnace recently, it could be clogged with dust and allergens. In some furnaces, a severely clogged air filter will trigger a safety feature that prevents the furnace from turning on.
The thermostat is faulty. Sometimes your furnace might work fine, but your thermostat is the problem. Your thermostat might be broken, have issues with the electrical connection to your furnace, or needs to be reset. To check your thermostat, increase the temperature to 10 degrees hotter than usual. This should make the furnace kick in. If it doesn’t, then you likely have an issue with the thermostat.
The pilot light has gone out. The pilot light is key to a properly functioning furnace. If it has gone out, then the furnace won’t turn on. Furnaces are designed this way to ensure natural gas does not accidentally release into your home—as without a pilot light, it would not be burned off.
There is a lack of natural gas or oil supply. Your furnace relies on fuel to run. If you have a natural gas or propane furnace that won’t turn on, it may not be receiving enough fuel. If the furnace in your Milton home runs on natural gas and you also have a natural gas stove, you can turn on the stove to see if the issue is with the gas supply or with the furnace. If neither are working, you should contact your energy company right away.
The Furnace Won’t Turn Off
If your furnace won’t turn on, then it might be due to the following reasons:
The thermostat is faulty. A malfunctioning thermostat may not only prevent your furnace from turning on, but it can also stop it from turning off. This may be due to an issue with the wiring or another electrical issue. Alternatively, your thermostat settings might be incorrect. Check to see if your thermostat has been set to the “on” position. This setting tells the furnace to run continuously. Switch your settings to “auto.” This setting tells the furnace to turn off once your house reaches the set temperature.
The ductwork is leaking. Your ducts move hot air through your house. If there is a break in the ductwork and the hot air leaks out, then your home will not be heated efficiently. To try and get your home to the desired temperature, the furnace will keep running.
The air filter is dirty. While some furnaces turn off once the air filter is dirty, a furnace without this safety feature may run continuously if it has a dirty air filter. Congested filters force the furnace to work too hard to heat your home. Since the furnace is less efficient, it has to run longer to get your home to the set temperature.
The blower fan motor is broken. The blower fan moves hot air into the ductwork, where it moves throughout the rest of your home. The furnace may not stop running if there is a problem with the blower fan motor. Typically, a malfunctioning blower fan motor is caused by a broken fan limit switch.
Why Choose Us for Your Halton Furnace Repair Needs?
At Aire Serv of Halton, we always put our customers first. Ensuring our clients feel safe and comfortable in their homes—while also breathing clean and healthy air—is our top priority. We are committed to providing excellent furnace repair and maintenance services while also consistently delivering outstanding customer service.
Our team will treat you and your family with respect from your first phone call with our friendly staff to the moment our service pros leave your home after repairing your furnace. Not only will we do our best to disrupt your daily life as little as possible, but we will also promptly repair your furnace and troubleshoot any underlying causes for repairs.
Since giving you and your family a positive experience from start to finish is top of mind for our team, our expert Halton furnace repair professionals are available 24/7 for emergencies. Our courteous service experts will come to the rescue when your furnace goes out during those frigid Ontario winter nights. Even if your Oakville home is freezing cold at 4:00 a.m., our service professionals will be there for you. Having your furnace break down is stressful. That’s why we never charge overtime fees. We would not want to make an already stressful experience even more frustrating with an unexpectedly high bill.
Each of our Halton furnace repair experts has years of experience and training when it comes to solving your HVAC problems. We’re so confident that you’ll be satisfied with our services that we offer all our clients our Done Right Promise, which guarantees that if your furnace isn’t repaired properly the first time, then our service pros will fix the problem at no additional cost within 60 days of the initial repair.
Our team brings their expertise to communities across Halton, including: Burlington, Oakville, Milton, and Halton Hills—to name a few.
When you hire the professionals at Aire Serv of Halton, we promise you can have peace of mind knowing you will receive excellent customer service while having your Halton furnace repairs completed efficiently and effectively.
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have questions about our Halton furnace repair services? Read on to see if we answer them here, or please feel free to give our friendly team a call any time at 647-557-4823 to learn more today.
How Much Does Furnace Repair Near Me Cost?
At Aire Serv of Halton, we price by the job (not the hour) and offer upfront pricing so that you don’t have to worry about hidden fees. Since costs will vary depending on the job, we invite you to call us to give us the details of your Halton furnace repair problem. From there we will offer an estimate that we stick to. With our company, the bill you expect is the bill you get.
How to Find a Trusted Furnace Repair Service Near Me?
If you’re looking for HVAC repair and service pros that you can trust in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, or Halton Hills, then you have come to the right place. Our Aire Serv location will expertly handle your Halton furnace repair needs while offering exceptional customer service. We will treat your home like it’s our own and ensure you have a positive experience with our company.
How Long Will My Furnace Last?
Generally, your furnace will last between 15 and 20 years. However, regularly scheduled maintenance appointments will help keep your furnace lasting as long as possible. Not only does maintaining your furnace help troubleshoot any problem areas, but it also ensures you get the most out of your HVAC system.
Aren’t sure how old your furnace is? We can help. Look for the manufacturer serial number on the inside of the furnace cover. Then, give us a call, and we can let you know the manufacturing date.
How often should you have your furnace cleaned?
The best practice to get the most out of your furnace is to schedule annual professional maintenance and cleaning services.
During a maintenance and cleaning service with our Halton team, we will clean the entire furnace from top to bottom. We will also inspect each part of your furnace to ensure it is working correctly and safely.
What Can Cause a Furnace to Stop Working?
There are many reasons why your furnace may not operate properly. If you’ve noticed a problem with your furnace but don’t know the cause, call the experts at Aire Serv of Halton. Our professionals can ensure that your furnace is operating safely and keeping your Ontario home warm all winter long.
To help figure out what’s wrong with your furnace on your home, you can do a quick visual inspection to see if there is a problem with:
Schedule an Appointment with Our Halton Furnace Repair Professionals Today!
Do you need help with a Halton furnace repair service? Whether you live in Burlington, Oakville, Milton, or Halton Hills, we invite you to call our professional and courteous team and book a furnace repair service today.
Our courteous and qualified repair and service professionals are more than happy to solve all your HVAC problems. Give us a call or request an appointment online to get started today.