There is typically a sense of dread when you recognize something isn’t quite right with your furnace. You’re resting at home and you hear your furnace is endlessly 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 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 inside your home cleaner, but air filters also help keep your system clean. Your first step when you notice a concern 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 hard for air to flow over the heat exchanger.
- Look at your thermostat—For many of us, we may have set our thermostats several months ago and forgot about it, particularly when using a smart or programmable thermostat. Look at your thermostat to see if anything unusual is occurring or if it could 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 home, such as in direct sunlight or near 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 confirm they are all closed and take a look at the seals around your windows for any drafts or cold air entering the home.
While you can look at these issues on your own, if issues still occur after these checks, it might be time to call in the experts. When your furnace is always turning off, it can end up forcing 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 pinpoint 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 204-800-0613 or check out our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.