Why Does My Heater Continue to Turn On & Off?

January 13, 2016/ 0

One of the most common issues our Orange County and Los Angeles heating and air experts deal with are heaters that continuously turn “on” and “off”. After all, a properly working heating system should cycle through the on and off functions so effectively that you won’t even notice. So, why is yours unable to make up its mind? Learn some of the most common reasons with expert insights from our Orange County and Los Angeles heating and air specialists.

Clogged Air Filters

One of the main causes of your heating system to turn on and off repeatedly is clogged air filters. A filter that is not allowing air to pass through will cause the system to malfunction. Many just simply need to be cleaned and the problem will be solved. In some cases, the ducts may have to be cleaned and the filters replaced.

Thermostat Check

If your thermostat is not working correctly, it might not be able to accurately determine the current room temperature, which can cause your system to act erratically. As a result, you will want to make certain that your thermostat is in god working order. By setting your thermostat at least 5-10 degrees hotter or colder and monitoring whether the appropriate mechanism turns on and stays on long enough to reach the desired temperature, you can check the health of your thermostat.

Other Reasons

There are a number of other reasons that can cause your system to malfunction including foreign objects lodged in the filter, a system that is simply too small to accommodate your space, or a unit that simply needs to be replaced.

If you are unable to troubleshoot or correct the issue on your own, you will want to contact a professional for assistance.

For more information on heating system repairs, please contact our Orange County or Los Angeles heating and air professionals at 1 (800) 464-7586.


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