Is your furnace turning on and off frequently? It’s called short-cycling and to tell you honestly, it brings uncomfortable indoor temperature and shortens the life of your heating systems. Let’s tackle the basics of this issue, from what’s causing it to what should be done for it.
What is Short-Cycling?Short cycling is when your furnace turns on for a short period then turns off. This constant start-and-stop operation of the unit has a drastic effect on your comfort as it prevents your home from reaching a comfortable indoor temperature. Additionally, it increases wear and tear of the furnace and causes inconvenient breakdowns.
What Causes Your Furnace to Short-Cycle?Short-cycling can happen for some reasons including:
Using an Oversized Furnace
Dirty Air Filters