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Comfortmaker Heating System Short Cycling
I'm a new condo owner (new construction) and with the temperatures finally dropping, I'm noticing that my heating system is cycling on and off quite a bit. When I say quite a bit, it goes through periods where the heater cycles on, the blower starts shortly thereafter, and after running for about 30 seconds or so, it shuts off. Is this normal? I also have reason to believe that of my three returns, only one is functioning properly. When I called about another issue (somehow the system sucked the filter material off of the filter - TWICE), the tech tested the returns with a piece of toiled paper. My return downstairs had a lot of suction, while the largest of the three barely had any suction. The third return in my bedroom had none at all.
I explained this to the on site person for the company and he suggested that I shut off some of the registers. Could the returns not working be causing the short cycling? Is there anything that I can do myself? I'm not about to climb in the attic, but would like to know at least what to tell them when I call them on Monday to try to get this resolved.
To make matters worse, the rooms on the opposite end of my condo are
noticeably colder than my great room. Again they say this is "normal"
for this model.
I'm sorry for the long post, but I'm about at my wits end with this!!