Why Does My Furnace Keep Shutting Off?

There is usually a sense of anxiety when you realize something isn’t quite right with your furnace. You’re sitting at home and you hear your furnace is constantly kicking in and shutting off. However, before you panic, there are a few things you can check when you realize 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 in your house cleaner, but they also help keep your system clean. Your first step when you recognize an issue 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 weeks ago and forgot about it, particularly when using a smart or programmable thermostat. Check your thermostat to see if anything strange is going on or if it may need new batteries. The location of your thermostat could make a difference, as well. If it’s located in a place that’s usually hotter than the rest of your home, such as in direct sunlight or near another heat source, it could be wrongly 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 often. Walk around your home and check the windows to confirm they are all closed and examine the seals around your windows for any drafts or cold air coming into the house.

While you can review these issues yourself, if issues still occur after these checks, it might be time to call in the pros. When your furnace is consistently turning off, it can end up forcing unnecessary work and stress on your system that could cause more pricey repairs or even a replacement.

Our experts are willing to help you assess the situation and identify the root of the cause, so you can enjoy the rest of the season with the best indoor comfort. If you have questions, you can call our experts at 817-668-6689 or visit our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.

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