Short cycling refers to when your furnace turns on and off much more frequently than it should. If your Hoover, AL heating system doesn’t run long enough to heat your home, you need to have the issue resolved as quickly as possible. Learn more about four possible causes of a short cycling furnace today.
Clogs in the System
It’s almost impossible to overstate the importance of smooth airflow to nearly every part of a furnace’s functioning. Lack of airflow can certainly trigger short cycling, and one of the primary threats to adequate airflow is clogging of one type or another. This occurs primarily in either your system’s air filter or in one or more of its many pipes.
Filter clogs happen because the filters in question are too old and dirty, and replacing them will take care of the problem. Flue pipes, which are responsible for furnace ventilation, can sometimes fill up with soot or even with a small, dead animal. You’ll need the services of a heating maintenance technician to take care of such things.
It’s also possible that your furnace may not be the direct cause of its short cycling at all. Your thermostat should control your system’s operation, and when it malfunctions, whether because of a wiring issue or anything else, it can force your heating system to short cycle.
A Furnace That’s Too Large
If your furnace is too large, you’ll notice the system turning on and off too frequently. Because of the system’s increased capacity, it assumes that it’s reached your desired temperature, even if that’s not the case.
It may be difficult to live with a short-cycling furnace. Failing to address the problems they pose may only lead to further issues. Call One Source Heating & Cooling and schedule some furnace services today.
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