Yes very much so. I was expecting it to be $150 at the very least to get this fixed.
Now, after he left — when it is cold outside it seems like my furnace is rapid cycling, but it does not seem to be due to a problem in the furnace itself since it only does it once the thermostat has reached its proper temperature.
My girlfriend said he made some adjustments to the thermostat — and before he came it was cycling to the point where the living room would get very hot before the thermostat (in another room) would kick the furnace offline.
Now however, once the thermostat is up to temperature — it seems to go about 5 - 10 minutes off, then the furnace kicks on and the blower doesn't even blow for more than 3-5 minutes max before it kicks right off. Before the thermostat would let the temp drop a little more before kicking it back online and running the furnace longer.
Will this shorter cycling wear out the furnace? Should I adjust this to have a little bigger delay between heating cycles?
It is a standard round honeywell thermostat. Upon popping off the cover the only adjustment that sticks out to me is the amperage adjustment (or whatever that is) and I read not to mess with it. Is there another adjustment I should look for on this thing?
It seems like the furnace should be on for more than 2-3 minutes between heating cycles even though I have been watching and the temperature always keeps up with the setting within a degree, and the furnace fires and stops heating properly.
If I let the temperature drop by lowering the setting on the thermostat, and then crank it back up, the furnace runs continuously until it reaches the proper room temperature.
Like I said, I think the HVAC guy adjusted the sensativity of the thermostat and it is causing the cycles to be very fast vs a longer delay and drop in temperature before it kicks back on.