Furnace Problems | Air Conditioning Installation
There is a lot being said about energy efficiency, and a number of homeowners are concerned with receiving the most energy efficient heating and air conditioning system that their budget will allow. However, when a furnace breaks down on the coldest day of the winter furnace repair is the typical choice rather than replacement with heating and air conditioning installation in a cold house. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning professionals can diagnose and repair your home’s furnace problems.
The best time to select a new HVAC system is before a breakdown occurs. The Katy/Plano region seldom experiences the extreme cold of more northern climates, and this means an energy efficient alternative for Katy is a heat pump.
An advantage to installing a heat pump is that you are not only receiving a new heating system, but a new cooling system as well. In one neatly packaged system, you are receiving both heating and a air conditioning installation.
When you are considering alternatives for furnace replacement, and desire energy efficiency, reliability and clean comfort, talk to your HVAC technician about a heat pump.
As the weather gets colder, your furnace is likely to cycle more frequently. However, short cycle lengths can indicate a problem with the heating system. Short cycling is different from the normal increased cycling that occurs with colder temperatures. Short cycles occur when the furnace repeatedly cycles off and on without adequately heating your home. In other words, the furnace doesn’t run long enough to heat your home up before it cuts off. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning’s reliable technicians can provide the expert repair or the professional heating and air conditioning installation that you require.
Causes of Short Cycling
There are several aspects of your heating system that could lead to problems with short cycling. These include:
- Air flow – Dirty air filters is a frequent cause of HVAC malfunctions. The filter is your system’s first line of defense against damaging dust. When a filter isn’t changed properly, dirt clogs up the filter until air is unable to move through it. The second impact of a dirty filter is dirt being sucked into the system as it struggles to draw air from every crack and crevice. Damage to the system components are the result of a dirty filter, and changing a dirty filter may correct your furnace’s short cycling.
- Controls – Thermostat issues can impact the cycles. Bad batteries may be causing the issue, thermostat adjustments may be required, or the thermostat may need to be replaced. Check the batteries if applicable, otherwise contact your HVAC technician for thermostat issues and short cycling. Thermostats must be compatible with the HVAC system, and when it is time for a new heating and air conditioning installation a compatible thermostat is essential.
- Sensors and safety mechanisms – Blocked ventilation or bad internal components may be at the root of the problem. The assessment of these factors should only be provided by a certified professional due to the risks to your family if either is involved. Unintentional damage from DIY repair could compromise your family’s safety.
- Ventilation – Blocked ventilation can cause problems with HVAC systems, and is a dangerous condition when the furnace is gas. All homes with gas appliances should have carbon monoxide detectors, with at least one on each floor, and detectors located near bedrooms. If your carbon monoxide detectors are alarming, evacuate your home of all occupants. Once the gas supply is shut off to the home provide fresh air ventilation by opening windows, and call for expert repair.
Annual Maintenance Saves Money
As you resolve your short cycling issue, you should consider making pre-season furnace maintenance a priority in the coming years. You can reduce breakdowns by having your furnace thoroughly inspected and tuned up prior to the onset of the heating season. Preventive annual maintenance will lower your winter heating costs, while extending the life of the system.
This is especially beneficial for a new heating and air conditioning installation. Annual maintenance will maintain peak performance, energy efficiency and provide a longer lasting system when provided routinely from the start. Even aging systems past their prime will benefit, but a new system routinely serviced will benefit even more by avoiding the increased wear due to neglect.
Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning professionals take pride in providing expert service, whether you need repairs for furnace problems, maintenance or heating and air conditioning installation. Our certified and experienced technicians can evaluate your home and provide you with the best solution for efficient and affordable heating and air conditioning. We offer American made Carrier products for your next heating and air conditioning installation. Cypress Heating and Air Conditioning professionals serve Katy, Plano and the surrounding areas.