To heat your home in Spring Hill, KS, your furnace will typically run for 10 to 15 minutes. If you run it for an hour, it’ll cycle like this an average of two or three times. Short and frequent cycles spell trouble for your furnace, and there can be several reasons such an issue is occurring.

Dirty Air Filter

The filter in your return vent traps dirt and other particles, but after three months or so, this debris will cover the surface area to such an extent as to hinder airflow. One thing to remember about furnaces is that they can overheat from restricted airflow since the motor must work harder to circulate the same amount of air. Overheating forces the system to shut down as a safety precaution.

Dirt and Grime Build-Up

Dirt and grime also gather inside the system and coat the heat exchanger, motor and other components. The layers of dirt will hold in heat, raise the temperature of these components and make overheating inevitable. Again, the result will be a short cycle as the system prematurely shuts down.

Oversized Furnace

Worst of all, short-cycling may occur because a furnace’s capacity is too great for a home of your size. Oversized furnaces will blow out too strongly and unevenly, leading to short-cycling and cold spots throughout the home. No tuneup can fix this; only a complete furnace replacement to the correct size for your home’s requirements will do the trick.

Since 2005, our team of skilled comfort professionals has shown their expertise with all makes and models of furnaces. Our company has achieved an A+ rating with the BBB by ensuring that we satisfy our customers. Make sure to call Air-Pro Comfort Systems today for all your HVAC needs. We will perform the right repair service to address short-cycling in your furnace.

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