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When you find yourself in a pinch, call the HVAC experts at Air-Rite Heating & Cooling, Inc. We provide prompt, 24-hour Emergency Service across Greater Chicagoland—including Chicago, Naperville, Aurora, Vernon Hills, Huntley, Burr Ridge, and Wheaton. You can trust Air-Rite to provide and preserve your household comfort.

Since starting out in 1959, Air Rite’s highly-trained technicians have seen every minor and major furnace issue there is. With over 60 years of experience under our belts, we’ve learned how to deliver quick, convenient, and effective solutions to every customer.

We understand how valuable your time is. That’s why we equip our technicians with fully-outfitted service trucks, cutting-edge technology, and premium furnace replacement parts so they can resolve problems in one visit. As a family-owned and operated business, Air-Rite upholds its commitment to providing excellent value and unmatched customer service. If you’re looking for an expert furnace repair service near you, call Air-Rite today.

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Call Air-Rite to provide you with reliable furnace service so you can get you warm and cozy again. We work hard to extend the life of your gas or electric furnace. Our technicians have the up-to-date training and extensive hands-on experience required to help you make cost-effective decisions, provide household comfort, and give you peace of mind.

For skilled furnace repairs in the Greater Chicagoland area, contact the professionals at Air-Rite Heating & Cooling, Inc. today.

If your furnace stops working, first ensure the furnace is receiving power. Here’s what to do next:

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  • Check the breaker. Make sure the furnace is receiving power.

  • Reset the furnace. Flip the switch at the furnace off and then on again (the furnace switch looks like a light switch near the furnace). This may reset the furnace temporarily so you should still schedule maintenance/service.

  • Take a peek at the filter to make sure it’s clean. Replace the filter if needed.

  • If your thermostat has batteries, you may need to replace them.

  • Confirm that the thermostat is set to the “heat” mode.

  • If your furnace doesn’t turn on after following those steps, call Air-Rite for expert service.

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Furnace Breakdown FAQs

Why is my furnace turning on and then off soon after?

If this just started, it could be the result of a dirty coil, dirty air filter, and/or mechanical failure. The most common problem is dust or dirt. These allergens restrict airflow and cause the furnace to overheat and shut down. Check or replace the air filter, and reset the furnace. If it’s a recurring problem, it’s likely the result of an oversized furnace, undersized ductwork, or a mechanical issue.

How long does a furnace last?

Gas and electric furnaces can last over 15 years if maintained properly. If you don’t know the age or condition of your unit, call Air-Rite to schedule a maintenance visit. The technician will thoroughly clean and inspect your furnace and can provide information regarding your system’s status.

What do I do if my furnace stops working?

Call on Air-Rite to provide 24/7 furnace repair services. Before you call Air-Rite. make sure the thermostat is on and set to the “heat” mode. Other solutions include resetting the circuit breaker, resetting the external furnace switch, checking the batteries in the thermostat (if it has batteries), and either checking or replacing the filter.

Can my furnace run without an air filter?

You shouldn’t run your furnace without an air filter. While a furnace can run without a filter, you run the risk of causing harm to the system and/or to yourself. Without a filter, particles enter the furnace and collect inside the chambers. This particle build-up can result in:

  • High energy bills due to an overworked system
  • Damage to the blower wheel and other components
  • Lower temperatures
  • Poor airflow
  • Increased allergens in the air

Why isn’t my thermostat working?

The wiring could be loose, the batteries may need to be replaced, or the power source might have stopped working. Start by checking the furnace’s power source. It may also be a result of worn-down equipment or thermostat failure.

How long does it take to replace and install a furnace?

Furnace installation times vary. We typically replace a furnace in one day.

How do I check/replace an air filter?

Follow these steps:

  • Turn off the furnace and thermostat.
  • Find the air filter. It will be either at the furnace unit or in the ductwork along the wall, ceiling, or floor. Furnace filters are typically 16” x 25”x1” or 20” x 25”x1”  but can come in various sizes and widths.
  • Remove the filter, and hold it up to the light. If light can’t pass through, you need to replace the filter.
  • Either replace the old filter with a new filter of the same size or re-insert the existing filter that’s been cleaned. Make sure the arrows on the filter point in the direction of the airflow (toward the furnace).

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