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What Causes Furnace Short Cycling and How Can You Prevent it in Your St. Louis Area Home?

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3141697807_80a34c10a8_m“Short cycling” is a term that’s used to describe what happens when a heating and cooling system turns on and off too frequently. When it’s happening, your furnace will shut off before your home is adequately heated and your system will go through many more heating cycles than normal throughout the day. Short cycling puts your furnace through excess wear-and-tear, which can quickly lead to breakdowns. Today we’re going to talk about why furnace short cycling happens and what you can do to prevent it from happening in your home!

 

What causes furnace short cycling?

 

Some of the most common causes of a short cycling furnace include:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

How can you prevent furnace short cycling?

 

Four of the best ways to prevent furnace short cycling include:

 

    1. Checking/changing your air filter every month to avoid airflow issues.

 

    1. Keeping all of your home’s air vents open and clear of furniture.

 

    1. Scheduling a furnace tune-up every year so that Jerry Kelly can inspect your system’s thermostat, heat exchanger, safety devices and other vital components.

 

    1. Always working with a trusted heating and cooling professional like Jerry Kelly so that your furnace is the right size and your installations and repairs are performed properly.

 

If you have any questions about furnace short cycling, or if you’d like a heating system serviced or installed in your home, contact Jerry Kelly, your St. Louis area furnace installation and repair contractor. We serve the entire St. Louis area, including towns like Dardenne Prairie, Des Peres and Frontenac, MO.

 

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