There is typically a sense of dread when you realize something isn’t quite right with your furnace. You’re resting at home and you realize 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 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 an issue with your system should be taking a look at your air filter to see if it should be replaced. If it’s clogged or dirty, it can make it tough for air to flow over the heat exchanger.
- Look at your thermostat—For many of us, we may have set our thermostats months ago and forgot about it, even more so when using a smart or programmable thermostat. Examine your thermostat to see if anything unusual is going on or if it could 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 close to another heat source, it could be mistakenly 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 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 certainly check for some of these issues by yourself, if issues still continue after these checks, it might be time to call in the professionals. When your furnace is always turning off, it can end up forcing unnecessary work and stress on your system that could lead to more costly repairs or even a replacement.
Our experts are willing to help you examine 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, give us a call at or check out our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.