Has your furnace been suffering from fatigue? When a furnace fails to reach the temperature that is programmed or set on the thermostat, this is sometimes referred to as furnace fatigue. There are a number of reasons why the furnace may fail to heat the home to the desired temperature. Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing will explain why a furnace fails to reach the designated temperature.
Causes of Furnace Fatigue or Exhaustion
While some parts of the U.S. is starting to warm up, New York is still rather cold and many homeowners still depend on their furnace to keep their home warm. When you notice that the furnace is running and is not producing heat or is shutting down before the heating system has reached the temperature set on the thermostat, know that this occurrence is often referred to as furnace fatigue. If this happens to you, know that there are a number of reasons why the furnace may shut off before it is finished heating up the inside of the building or home. Below are the top most common reasons why the furnace may not be heating up your home properly.
Heat Pump is Freezing Up in Winter
The outdoor unit is iced up. The condenser that is located outside will often ice up. It is designed to have a defrost cycle to correct the problem. However, sometimes during the winter season it is too cold outside for the defrost cycle to melt the ice. If the entire unit becomes covered in ice, this can cause the furnace to shut down early. Check the unit outside. If it is covered in ice pour warm or hot water to help remove the ice.
Clogged Furnace Filter or Closed Vents
When the air filters become plugged or dirty it has a major effect on the furnace. Dirty filters can challenge the outdoor unit’s defrost cycle. Closed vents and registers can cause the furnace to shut down early as well. If your furnace keeps shutting off before fully heating the inside of the home, check the vents, registers and the filters. Open up the registers and vents and change out dirty filters.
Cold Air Leaks Inside Your Home
A furnace will eventually shut down if there is cold air leaking inside the home. The air will cool down the inside of the home making it stay colder. This may appear as if the furnace isn’t working correctly. To make sure there isn’t cold air leaking inside your home, check all windows and doors and see if there is any cold air entering inside the home. If found, seal up any cracks you may have found with caulking glue or weather stripping.
Furnace Heating Repair, Inspection & More in Bedford Hills, Manhattan, Flushing, Queens, Brooklyn & The Bronx, New York
When the furnace appears to shut off, and the inside of the home is still cold, start checking the air filters, registers, vents, and the home for leaks. Start with these simple steps to improve your heating system. If the same problem continues then contact a professional HVAC service. There can be a failure with the furnace compressor, blower or other internal components. For furnace repairs or air conditioning and plumbing services, contact Agape Air Conditioning, Heating & Plumbing, and schedule our services today.