Why is My Furnace Turning On & Off?

From your Heating Service Contractor serving Allen TX & the Surrounding Area

Heating Service Allen TX

When your furnace is working properly, it automatically cycles on and off as needed to keep your Allen, TX home or business at the desired temperature. The process is so automatic that you probably do not give it much thought. However, if the system begins to short cycle, it could indicate a serious problem with your furnace. Fortunately, there are some troubleshooting tips you can try on your own before placing a call to Air Comfort Solutions.

Diagnosing the Problem

Short cycling is the term used to describe problems originating from within the heating system. If this is not promptly corrected, it could cause permanent damage to your heating unit; as well as, higher utility bills. Our technicians run a series of diagnostics to your heating unit to determine the cause of your short cycling issues.

Check Your Air Filter

A dirty air filter is one of the most common causes of short cycling. You should always make a habit of regularly clean or change your HVAC systems air filter, it could have a major impact on its efficiency. If proper airflow does not pass through the filter it will send incorrect information to your heating system safeties causing your system to shut off prematurely. To avoid this problem, make sure that you change the air filter at the start of each new season and check it monthly.

Check Your Thermostat

Another cause of short cycling could be a faulty thermostat. You need to confirm your thermostat is turned on and set to your desired settings before contacting your HVAC contractor. A thermostat placed closed to an additional heat source could cause the thermostat to sense that the temperature in your home is too warm and shut your heating unit off. Additional heat sources could be radiant heat from direct sunlight or a heat register blowing directly on the thermostat.


Additional Potential Causes Short Cycling

1. Corroded/dirty flame sensor

2. Improperly sized HVAC system

3. Blockage in the flue piping or chimney

If you are having issues with your heating system, Air Comfort Solutions is the name to trust for all your heating & air conditioning repair services. Our service technicians have the knowledge & experience to quickly diagnose and repair all HVAC system failures and malfunctions in your system. Don't subject yourself to potential dangers by attempting to perform your own heating or air conditioning repairs.

Air Comfort Solutions offers heating, cooling and HVAC services throughout the Allen TX and the surrounding areas; to include but not limited to, McKinney, Plano, Frisco, Little Elm, Melissa, and Anna. If you need emergency air conditioning or heating installation, repair or service for your heating or cooling system, count on us for prompt, affordable and honest service.

Heating Repair Service Allen TX

Air Comfort Solutions
Serving Allen TX and the Surrounding Areas
(972) 816-5997