How to Troubleshoot the Short Burn Cycle in a Gas Furnace

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A short burn cycle in a gas furnace can develop issues for one of a few distinct things. Troubleshoot the short burn cycle in a gas furnace with help from a plumbing, heating and cooling specialist in this free video clip.

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Hi, I'm Tom Hutchinson from Hutchinson Plumbing Heating and Cooling. I'm here to talk to you today, about the short burn cycle in your gas heating system. May also be called a short run cycle, where the furnace comes on, runs for a brief period of time and shuts off again. And some simple ways to troubleshoot this short run cycle, is to, number one, make sure your thermostat is operating in the heat mode. Has a fresh set of batteries, if it's a programmable thermostat, and is actually calling for heat. Once you've determined that's happening, you want to also check the igniter assembly on your gas furnace. And a simple homeowner preventative maintenance, is to make sure that's clean and there's no build-up of any debris or dirt or spider webs from the summer season, when the furnace wasn't operating. Alright, once you've made sure that's happened, you can turn your furnace back into the heat mode, and see whether or not the system fires. If it does not, it is time to call a professionally trained service technician to come in, and make sure that your service is, your furnace is ready for the heating season to keep your family comfortable. Again, I'm Tom Hutchinson from Hutchinson Plumbing Heating and Cooling, thanks for watching.

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