Your home’s furnace is crucial to keeping your home comfy and warm during colder weather. However, there are times when it may encounter problems that keep it from performing its job effectively. Today, HVAC PM experts at Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning share some tips on dealing with a common furnace problem – frequent power cycling.
Check Your Thermostat
One of the most common reasons your furnace might be power cycling is a broken thermostat. A problem with the thermostat can “trick” your furnace into powering off before it’s sufficiently heated the room. That being said, tampering with the thermostat is too risky, so it’s best to just check it and then leave the fixing of it to the pros.
Make Sure Your Settings Are Correct
Sometimes, thermostat problems are just a matter of accidentally putting in the wrong settings, so make sure your thermostat is set to an appropriate tempature level. If your furnace is powering down too soon, dial things up by one or two degrees. According to design build services experts, achieving the same temperatures may require different settings for two differently- sized rooms.
Have the Furnace Cleaned
A dirty furnace can also cause the unit to get an incorrect temperature reading, causing it to shut down too soon or too late. You can always call in a pro to have the unit thoroughly cleaned before using it again.
Check Other Areas in Your Home
Sometimes, external factors are to blame for a cycling furnace. Check if your home has air ventilation problems that could affect the performance of your furnace. Our HVAC PM experts also recommend having the home’s insulation inspected to make sure air leaks are not keeping your furnace from reaching the right settings.
If you ever need help with your furnace or air conditioning unit, we’d be more than happy to give you a hand. Connolly Heating and Air Conditioning is your leading HVAC company in Concord, Danville, and Martinez, CA. You can contact us at (925) 420-0078 or fill out this contact form to request an estimate.