There is typically a sense of dread when you recognize something isn’t quite right with your furnace. You’re relaxing at home and you notice your furnace is continuously kicking in and shutting off. However, before you panic, there are a few things you can check when you realize your furnace seems to be shutting off a lot more 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 they also help keep your system clean. Your first step when you recognize a concern with your system should be checking your air filter to see if it needs replacement. If it’s clogged or dirty, it can make it hard for air to flow over the heat exchanger.
- 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. Examine your thermostat to see if anything unusual 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 typically hotter than the rest of your home, such as in direct sunlight or near another heat source, it could be falsely assuming your home has met 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 often. Walk around your home and check the windows to ensure 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 yourself, if issues still persist 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 lead to 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, give us a call at or check out our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.