Dayco Systems Blog: Posts Tagged ‘HVAC Repair’

How Often Should a Furnace Cycle?

Monday, November 22nd, 2021

When you live someplace like Canton, you probably don’t think about your heating system that much. Still though, when you do need it, you want it to work as powerfully and efficiently as possible, right? Well, if it’s short-cycling it’s not working effectively or efficiently.

Short-cycling is the name given to the process where your furnace cycles on and off in short rapid bursts instead of full heating cycles. So what is a full heating cycle? About 2-3 times per hour in 10-15 minute lapses. It may run a bit longer on exceptionally cold days when it takes a while for the heater to reach the desired temperature set on your thermostat.

So, what’s going on when your furnace isn’t cycling regularly–when it is a victim of short cycling? Read on to find out!

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What is the Best MERV Rating for Furnace Filters?

Monday, November 15th, 2021

There’s a still fairly common misconception that the air filter that comes standard with a furnace system is in place to protect your indoor air quality. While it certainly doesn’t hurt your indoor air quality, this furnace is primarily in place to protect the interior components of the furnace itself from dirt, dust, and other debris that can get in and harm the sensitive components.

That said, there are more powerful filters you can get if you truly want to have an impact on your indoor air quality, making your home healthier, your air easier to breathe, and even making your furnace more efficient. This is where MERV comes in. MERV stands for Minimum Efficiency Reporting Value, and is used to measure the performance of different types of filters. Read on to learn more!

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