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What Is Short Cycling?

February 10, 2022
Short cycling

Short cycling is a term used in the heating, ventilation, and air conditioning (HVAC) world to explain a situation where a furnace or air conditioner turns on and off too frequently. The “short cycle” is the period of time that your HVAC equipment is actually running, and the shorter this cycle, the harder your system needs to work. Our team at Efficient Comfort wants you to understand the concept of short cycling, why it can be harmful and costly, what causes the problem, and what you can do about it.

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