If your furnace is turning on but then quickly shutting off, it’s short cycling. This isn’t a good situation as your home will be much colder than your desired temperature. What is the problem that’s preventing your furnace from staying on?
Dirty Air Filter
The air filter in your heating system needs to be regularly changed. If it isn’t, it will become clogged with dirt and eventually prevent a proper flow of air. Your furnace works harder than it should, and the heat exchanger becomes overheated. This causes your furnace to shut down.
Dirty Flame Sensor
If your furnace starts and stops rapidly several times, it’s like it has a dirty flame sensor. If the flame sensor doesn’t detect a flame, it shuts off the flow of gas. This is a safety feature that prevents an explosion or the leakage of carbon monoxide.
You should schedule furnace maintenance every year. As part of this service, the technician will clean the flame sensor. Home Comfort Solutions in Moore, OK can provide you with this important service.
Broken Blower Motor
The blower motor moves hot air from the furnace to inside your home through the ductwork. If it isn’t working right, the furnace will overheat and shut down. You’ll need to contact an HVAC company to solve this problem.
Clogged Condensate Line
If you have a high-efficiency furnace, it produces condensate that should drain away through a drainage line. Should the line become clogged, water will back up into the condensate pan. When the condensate pan is full, a safety system turns your furnace off.
Failed Control Board
Your furnace has a control board that distributes power. This board can fail, which means that your furnace doesn’t receive the power it needs to function correctly.
At Home Comfort Solutions, we offer repair, installation and maintenance services for heaters and air conditioners. We can also provide include indoor air quality audits, ductless mini-splits and new construction. Call us today to find out more.