Why Does My Furnace Keep Shutting Off?

There is always a sense of anxiety when you realize something isn’t quite right with your furnace. You’re sitting 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 first notice that 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 indoor air cleaner, but air filters also support keeping your system clean. Your first step when you recognize a concern with your system should be examining 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 several of us, we may have set our thermostats months ago and forgot about it, especially when using a smart or programmable thermostat. Look at your thermostat to see if anything unusual is going on or if it might need new batteries. The location of your thermostat could make a difference, as well. If it’s located in a place that’s usually hotter than the rest of your space, such as in direct sunlight or close to another heat source, it could be mistakenly 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 frequently. Walk around your home and check the windows to confirm they are all closed and inspect the seals around your windows for any drafts or cold air coming into the house.

While you can certainly check for some of these issues yourself, if issues still persist after these checks, it might be time to call in the experts. When your furnace is consistently turning off, it can lead to unnecessary work and stress on your system that could cause more pricey repairs or even a replacement.

Our experts are here to help you assess the situation and find the root of the cause, so you can enjoy the rest of the season with the optimum indoor comfort. If you have questions, you can call our experts at 912-208-2399 or check out our online scheduler to conveniently request an appointment.

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