Why Does My Furnace Keep Shutting Off?

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 notice your furnace is continuously kicking in and shutting off. However, before you panic, there are some things you can check when you realize your furnace seems to be shutting off a lot more than it should be.

  1. Check the air filter in your furnace—You may think that air filters are only used to help keep the indoor air cleaner, but the filters also help keep your system clean. Your first step when you notice a concern with your system should be checking your air filter to see if it needs to be replaced. If it’s clogged or dirty, it can make it hard for air to flow over the heat exchanger.
  2. Look at your thermostat—For lots of us, we may have set our thermostats several months ago and forgot about it, particularly when using a smart or programmable thermostat. Check your thermostat to see if anything strange is occurring 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 home, such as in direct sunlight or near another heat source, it could be wrongly assuming your home is already up to the desired temperature.
  3. Check out your windows for proper insulation—If your home doesn’t have proper 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 inspect the seals around your windows for any drafts or cold air entering into your 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 experts. When your furnace is always turning off, it can lead to unnecessary work and stress on your system that could cause more expensive repairs or even a replacement.

Our experts are willing to help you examine the situation and find the root of the cause, so you can enjoy the rest of the season with the maximum indoor comfort. If you have questions, call us at 856-310-4824 or check out our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.

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