Why Does My Furnace Keep Shutting Off?

There is always a sense of dismay when you realize something isn’t quite right with your furnace. You’re resting at home and you hear your furnace is continuously kicking in and shutting off. However, before you panic, there are a few things you can check when you feel like your furnace seems to be shutting off more than usual than it should be.

  1. 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 they also work to keep your system clean. Your first step when you realize there is a problem with your system should be checking your air filter to see if it should be replaced. If it’s clogged or dirty, it can make it hard for air to flow over the heat exchanger.
  2. Look at your thermostat—For several of us, we may have set our thermostats several months ago and forgot about it, especially when using a smart or programmable thermostat. Examine your thermostat to see if anything strange is occurring 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 often hotter than the rest of your space, such as in direct sunlight or near another heat source, it could be falsely assuming your home has met the desired temperature.
  3. Check out your windows for proper insulation—If your home doesn’t have appropriate 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 examine the seals around your windows for any drafts or cold air entering the home.

While you can review 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 end up forcing unnecessary work and stress on your system that could lead to more costly repairs or even a replacement.

Our experts are here to help you examine the situation and find the root of the cause, so you can enjoy the rest of the season with the optimum indoor comfort. If you have questions, call us at 352-414-4006 or visit our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.

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