Your furnace keeps your house warm during the frigid winter months, so it’s frustrating when something isn’t quite right. One frequent issue is a furnace that continually turns on and turns off all the time. This problem is referred to as short cycling. It stresses your heating system and could result in pricey repairs or even early failure.
Short cycling can be caused by for several reasons. Before you request furnace repair, research the possible causes and how to resolve the issue.
The HVAC filter catches airborne dust, hair and other substances that could wreak havoc on furnace. If you don’t change the filter frequently, it can eventually be clogged and decrease the airflow. When this occurs, a safety device turns off the furnace to stop getting too warm. Check the filter, and if it’s dirty, get a new one. Going forward, replace the filter every 30 to 90 days to keep your furnace from short cycling.
A dirty filter isn’t the only issue that can restrict airflow and overheat your furnace. Walk around your home and look for shut or crowded air vents. For adequate system balance and performance, keep all registers open, even in unoccupied rooms.
The furnace blower has blades that distribute air through the ductwork. If they are covered in dirt, the air won’t flow correctly, causing overheating and short cycling. Frequently putting in a new the filter is the simplest method to avoid a dirty blower wheel. If the blades are already dirty, request furnace maintenance to have them cleaned.
Check your thermostat next. This is the cortex of your HVAC system and instructs the furnace on what to do. Ensure the thermostat is on heating mode and auto fan with the desired temperature showing on the screen. Try changing the batteries. Also, check whether the thermostat is in full sunlight or near a heat source that could affect the temperature reading. If you use a smart thermostat, go to the manufacturer’s site for troubleshooting guides.
The flame sensor is responsible for turning off the gas valve when no burner flame going. The sensor can’t find the flame if it’s coated in soot, so the gas turns off too soon and the furnace shuts off. Leave the work of cleaning a faulty flame sensor to a pro like Strogen's Service Experts.
When it involves heating and cooling equipment, larger isn’t always best. A bigger system adds warmth to your residence too fast, causing unpleasant temperature fluctuations and short cycling. The only way to resolve this issue is to request new furnace installation.
If you try the solutions we mentioned here and nothing has changed, it’s time to contact the Experts at Strogen's Service Experts. We’ll review the situation, figure out the cause, and provide the necessary work. Our goal is to bring back indoor comfort, energy efficiency and dependable furnace performance for all season long. And our services are supported by a 100% Satisfaction Guarantee for a year.* For more details about furnace short cycling, or to request HVAC repair, reach us at 603-923-4570 now!
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