There is always a sense of dread when you realize something isn’t quite right with your furnace. You’re relaxing at home and you realize your furnace is constantly 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 in your house cleaner, but the filters also help keep your system clean. Your first step when you notice an issue 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 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 unusual is taking place or if it could need new batteries. The placement 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 wrongly assuming your home is already up to the desired temperature.
- Check out your windows for proper insulation—If your home doesn’t have the right insulation, your furnace is likely to shut off more regularly. Walk around your home and check the windows to ensure 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 certainly check for some of these issues by yourself, if issues still persist after these checks, it might be time to call in the experts. When your furnace is consistently 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 best indoor comfort. If you have questions, you can call our experts at 403-279-5760 or visit our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.