When the cooler weather comes in, furnaces work overtime! A common furnace problem is called “short cycling” which is when your furnace starts and stops too quickly and too often. There are 3 main reasons why your furnace may be short cycling…
Your Furnace May Be Too Powerful for Your Space
This can be costly since you can really rein in the power of your furnace. In most cases, this came down to buying the wrong furnace for your home. If your furnace is oversized for he space it must heat, then it will consume too much energy because it will short cycle. It will drive up your energy bills and cause parts to wear out ahead of schedule. Call a professional to see if your furnace is too powerful for your home.
Your Furnace May Be Shutting Down to Protect Itself From Overheating
If a furnace overheats, it can create cracks in the heat exchanger and cause carbon monoxide to leak into a home, presenting an immediate risk to life in your home. Many times overheating is a consequence of restricted airflow, which can trap hot air in the heat exchanger. This could be caused by a dirty air filter, blocked interior vents, or a blocked exhaust vent on the roof. Have a licensed professional HVAC technician help you figure this out.
The Thermostat Could Be Causing the Problem
If the thermostat is malfunctioning, then many crazy things can happen! Your furnace might start short cycling or just stay on constantly or it might not start. If you think the problem may lies within your thermostat then it’s best to call a qualified technician to see for sure.
You don’t what your furnace to short cycle because it’s a serious energy efficiency problem that also increases the physical wear on your HVAC system.
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