Furnace cycles are an essential part of maintaining a comfortable and consistent indoor temperature during the cold winter months. But if your furnace never seems to shut off, youâ€™re likely wasting significant energy and putting unnecessary stress on your heating system.
To help homeowners heat their homes more efficiently, the experts at Evergreen Heating and Cooling will discuss why a furnace might be running constantly, as well as suggest some solutions. Contact us today to schedule furnace services in Waco, TX, and the surrounding areas.
Furnaces are designed to run in cycles. Typically, youâ€™ll hear your heating system kick on and itâ€™ll run for 15-20 minutes. Throughout the cycle, you should feel warm air flowing through your vents.Â
After 15-20 minutes, the cycle should end, and the system will turn off until itâ€™s time to begin the next cycle. This cycle repeats as often as needed to maintain the set temperature, ensuring that your home stays warm and comfortable while also conserving energy by not running continuously.
Cycle frequency will typically depend on the outdoor temperature, the set temperature on the thermostat, and your heating systemâ€™s overall efficiency. However, there should be a clear beginning and end of each cycle. If there isnâ€™t and your furnace is seemingly always running, your system is likely experiencing issues.Â
The most common reasons for a continuously running furnace include:
A couple issues that can cause a furnace to run constantly can be easily solved with a couple of tweaks. Fixing thermostat settings or replacing a dirty filter, for example, can be done without the help of a professional.
However, larger issues, like leaky air ducts or an undersized system, require the attention of an expert. Sealing ductwork or replacing the furnace is a big project that requires specialized knowledge and experience. Be sure to schedule an appointment for a proper furnace diagnosis and solution if your furnace is running continuously.Â
While some furnace issues can occur due to normal seasonal wear, others can be completely prevented by scheduling regular, routine maintenance. Furnace maintenance can provide a number of benefits, including:
At Evergreen Heating and Air, weâ€™re passionate about helping Waco residents keep their homes safe and comfortable throughout the long winter months. For furnace repair, installation, and maintenance services throughout Waco, TX, and the surrounding areas, turn to Evergreen today.
If your furnace is constantly running, count on Evergreen to deliver a fast, effective, and reliable solution.Â