There’s nothing like being cozied up on the couch, blankets galore, hot beverage in hand.
The winter months bring with it the joy of the holiday season and a reason to layer up those new threads Santa brought you last year. Most importantly, keeping you and your crew warm is the ultimate form of care.
If it’s been a while since you’ve had your furnace serviced, it’s time to make some space on your calendar. Your furnace’s heating cycle is a tell-all about whether or not it’s time for a tune-up.
The average home furnace kicks on 3 to 8 times per hour. Leaving heating cycles lasting from 7 to 20 minutes. If it’s happening every fit few minutes it might be time for your furnace to have a tuneup.
Listen up to see if you can hear your unit revolving through heat cycles at a rapid pace. Connecting with your service technician can prevent long-term damage and protect your family.
The Furnace Heating Cycle
Maybe your furnace cycle wasn’t the first thing you thought of when you woke up this morning, and that’s okay. But carving space to service the appliances in your home is the best preventative care you could think of.
A furnace tune-up is comprised of a few key elements that can look different depending on your unit’s needs.
Common maintenance typically involves a testing panel of safety controls. This ensures that your furnace is using the proper preventative measures. From deterioration of your unit’s flame sensors to contaminated air filters, your furnace may start short cycling.
Short cycling occurs when your furnace is trying to signal that it needs support. It’s also a glimmer of hope, letting you know that the safety systems in place are working as they’re meant to.
Do not ignore your furnaces notifications. Those signals were built in to honor fire safety standards and prevent homes from burning down and fatal injury. Your service technician can walk you through their steps and highlight key things to look out for.
Removing rust and soot can help prevent corrosion and long-term damage to your unit. Your service technician will likely talk to you about the importance of maintaining your condensate trap, oil motor bearings, and what the state of your electrical wiring can tell you about the lifespan of your unit.
When you find a furnace repair service that can meet your needs, your technician can schedule your maintenance throughout the year. It’s hard enough to remember to get an oil change on your car let alone call for preventative maintenance.
Your home is the place where your weary feet retire at the end of a long day.
Knowing that you’re returning to a safe, warm space that you can relax in throughout frigid winters has its own form of comfort. Your furnace’s heating cycle is the lighthouse that gets you safely to shore.
And a low routine maintenance fee is always better than a giant repair fee down the road. If you’re interested in learning more about furnace maintenance, check out our home section for more content.