Why Does My Gas Furnace Keep Turning On and Off?

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Your gas furnace is designed to turn on for as long as it takes to keep your home at the temperature you’ve set on your thermostat. But sometimes, it turns on and off too often, putting strain on your furnace that can cause premature wear and tear on your equipment, plus breakdown and diminished efficiency and performance.

This too-frequent start-and-stop dance is called “short cycling,” and it is typically caused by one of three things:

If your furnace is short cycling, start by checking and changing or cleaning (depending on the model) your air filter first. If that doesn’t work, contact the pros at Hocon for expert heating service in CT right away. And remember, if you haven’t scheduled your routine heating maintenance, it’s time!

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