If the furnace in your Normal, IL home or business is short cycling, making funny noises, or using a lot of energy, don’t put off calling a professional heating company to investigate. Ignoring warning signs can result in fires, emission of toxic gases, or a complete shutdown. Attending to furnace repairs as they come up saves money and fuel, extends the life of your system, increases comfort, and keeps you and your loved ones safe.

Short Cycling

If your furnace turns on frequently and runs for short periods of time, it may be short cycling. This is often due to a dirty filter. Keeping filters clean allows air to flow smoothly through the system. Clogged filters allow pollutants to enter the system, making equipment work harder. The result may be higher energy bills, dirty indoor air, and high repair bills.

Other causes for short cycling include airflow problems, improperly sized furnaces, damaged heat exchangers, or malfunctioning thermostats. Severe weather can make a furnace turn on more often to maintain indoor temperatures. This is not short cycling.

High Energy Bills

Increased energy bills often signal furnace inefficiency, which may be due to lack of maintenance, leaking ducts, poor insulation, or a failing unit. If your fuel bills have increased, ask a professional heating company to check the system.

Lack of Maintenance

Poorly maintained systems may cause problems such as poor energy efficiency, short cycling, emission of carbon monoxide, or complete breakdown. Seasonal maintenance ensures that all components of your heating and cooling system are working properly. Thermostats, condensate systems, and electrical connections are examined. For oil and gas furnaces, ignition systems, piping, heat exchangers, and burners are examined.

Custom Air Company Heating and Air Conditioning provides heating, ventilation, and air conditioning services for central Illinois businesses and residences. We do new installations, furnace repairs, HVAC maintenance, and address indoor air quality issues. We also offer 24-hour emergency services.

Our Energy Savings Plan provides two tune-ups per year, priority scheduling, and discounted rates on upgrades, new installations, parts, and filters. For more information about how to keep your furnace in good working order, call (309) 518-1196.

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