When your furnace is short cycling (frequently turning on and off) and not reaching the desired temperature in your home, what are the possible causes? Not only does a short-cycling furnace waste energy and increase your utility bill, it can also lead to a part failure if not addressed quickly. Below I will list a few possible causes of a Furnace short cycling.
What to do: Furnace stopped working. We frequently receive calls from sometimes frantic homeowners during the winter months, stating my furnace has stopped working. Of course this is certainly an issue when your home suddenly feels like the inside of a refrigerator! Sometimes the problem can be a simple fix.
In bathrooms and kitchens, overhead exhaust fans are used to pull unwanted airborne particles out of the room and into the atmosphere. When it’s working properly, the exhaust duct is a one-way street to the outdoors. But during the cold weather season, exhaust fans may also making it too easy for frigid air to creep in. In short, exhaust fans can contribute to heat loss in your home.
Now that fall is upon us it’s time for many Colorado Springs area homeowners to start thinking about having to fire up that old furnace and hope that it still works. The recent cooler weather has already resulted in homeowners calling us to schedule their annual furnace inspection and cleaning.