There is always a sense of dread when you recognize something isn’t quite right with your furnace. You’re sitting at home and you realize your furnace is constantly 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 than usual than it should be.
- Check the air filter in your furnace—You may think that air filters are only used to help keep the air inside your home cleaner, but the filters also support keeping your system clean. Your first step when you realize there is 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 hard for air to flow over the heat exchanger.
- Look at your thermostat—For several of us, we may have set our thermostats weeks ago and forgot about it, especially when using a smart or programmable thermostat. Examine your thermostat to see if anything unusual is taking place or if it may need new batteries. The location of your thermostat could make a difference, as well. If it’s located in a place that’s often hotter than the rest of your house, such as in direct sunlight or by another heat source, it could be falsely assuming your home is already up to the desired temperature.
- Check out your windows for proper insulation—If your home doesn’t have appropriate insulation, your furnace is likely to shut off more often. Walk around your home and check the windows to make sure they are all closed and take a look at the seals around your windows for any drafts or cold air entering the home.
While you can review these issues by yourself, if issues still persist after these checks, it might be time to call in the professionals. When your furnace is always turning off, it can lead to unnecessary work and stress on your system that could produce more expensive repairs or even a replacement.
Our experts are willing to help you evaluate the situation and identify the root of the cause, so you can enjoy the rest of the season with the optimum indoor comfort. If you have questions, call us at 519-804-1617 or use our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.