Why Does My Furnace Keep Shutting Off?

There is always a sense of dismay when you realize something isn’t quite right with your furnace. You’re resting at home and you realize your furnace is endlessly kicking in and shutting off. However, before you panic, there are some things you can check when you realize your furnace seems to be shutting off more frequently 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 realize there is a problem with your system should be taking a look at your air filter to see if it should be replaced. If it’s clogged or dirty, it can make it difficult for air to flow over the heat exchanger.
  2. Look at your thermostat—For lots of us, we may have set our thermostats several months ago and forgot about it, especially when using a smart or programmable thermostat. Examine your thermostat to see if anything unusual is occurring or if it could need new batteries. The site of your thermostat could make a difference, as well. If it’s located in a place that’s often hotter than the rest of your space, such as in direct sunlight or near another heat source, it could be wrongly assuming your home reached the desired temperature.
  3. Check out your windows for proper insulation—If your home doesn’t have the right 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 take a look at the seals around your windows for any drafts or cold air coming into the house.

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

Our experts are willing to help you evaluate the situation and identify the root of the cause, so you can enjoy the rest of the season with the optimum indoor comfort. If you have questions, call us at 937-503-7896 or check out our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.

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