furnace not keeping up

Discussion in 'HVAC Heating & Cooling' started by Amopower, Jan 20, 2010.

  1. Amopower

    Amopower New Member

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    Location:
    Virginia
    It seems that my furnace is not kicking on when I think it should, it is colder in here than I have it set. I seem to be able to "jump start" it by turning the emergency switch off and then on. At that point, the furnace will turn on and do its thing - blow air for about 3-5 min or so, then turn off. I wait for it to kick back on to continue heating, but most of the time it doesnt and I need to repeat the above. What could be causing this?
  2. nukeman

    nukeman Nuclear Engineer

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    711
    Location:
    VA
    What type of furnace? I assume you have a heat pump because you mentioned emergency heat, but more details would help. Things like age, model number, size, etc. can also be useful. If it is a heat pump, is there also a gas furnace as well?
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