There is always a sense of dismay when you notice something isn’t quite right with your furnace. You’re resting at home and you hear your furnace is continuously kicking in and shutting off. However, before you panic, there are several items you can check when you realize your furnace seems to be shutting off more frequently than it should be.
- Check the air filter in your furnace—You may think that air filters are only used to help keep the indoor air cleaner, but air filters also support keeping your system clean. Your first step when you notice a problem with your system should be checking your air filter to see if it should be replaced. If it’s clogged or dirty, it can make it difficult for air to flow over the heat exchanger.
- Look at your thermostat—For lots of us, we may have set our thermostats months ago and forgot about it, even more so when using a smart or programmable thermostat. Check your thermostat to see if anything unfamiliar is going on or if it might need new batteries. The location of your thermostat could make a difference, as well. If it’s located in a place that’s typically hotter than the rest of your space, such as in direct sunlight or near another heat source, it could be wrongly assuming your home is already up to the desired temperature.
- Check out your windows for proper insulation—If your home doesn’t have proper insulation, your furnace is likely to shut off more frequently. Walk around your home and check the windows to confirm they are all closed and take a look at the seals around your windows for any drafts or cold air coming into the house.
While you can review these issues on your own, if issues still continue after these checks, it might be time to call in the professionals. When your furnace is consistently turning off, it can end up forcing unnecessary work and stress on your system that could cause more costly repairs or even a replacement.
Our experts are here to help you examine the situation and find the root of the cause, so you can enjoy the rest of the season with the best indoor comfort. If you have questions, give us a call at 239-908-6991 or use our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.