There is always a sense of anxiety when you notice 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 a few things you can check when you first notice that your furnace seems to be shutting off more frequently 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 realize there is a problem with your system should be taking a look at your air filter to see if it needs to be replaced. If it’s clogged or dirty, it can make it difficult for air to flow over the heat exchanger.
- Look at your thermostat—For many of us, we may have set our thermostats weeks ago and forgot about it, even more so when using a smart or programmable thermostat. Examine your thermostat to see if anything strange is taking place or if it may need new batteries. The site 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 space, such as in direct sunlight or by another heat source, it could be mistakenly assuming your home reached 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 regularly. Walk around your home and check the windows to confirm they are all closed and inspect the seals around your windows for any drafts or cold air entering the home.
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 experts. When your furnace is consistently turning off, it can lead to unnecessary work and stress on your system that could cause more pricey 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 best indoor comfort. If you have questions, give us a call at 303-647-5853 or visit our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.