Homeowner with a question:
First off, I believe the house to be comfortable during winter . I set the stat at 68 day and 66 night.
In order to maintain either temp in zero to 10 degree weather, furnace cycles on/off as follows: burner on 3 minutes, fan on 4 minutes, there is a one minute delay from time burner turns on to when fan starts, then fan stays on 2 minutes longer than burner. This cycles 6 times per hour.
In warmer temps, like 20 degrees to 30 degrees, burner is on the same amount of time, but only cycles times per hour.
I have a thermometer on top of thermostat to check if that reading is same as thermometer, it is. The temperature at the stat never varies more than 1/2 degree.
All the rooms in the house i have balanced air flow so for the most part they are same temperature as stat.
This all seems fine to me; however, from reading messages on this board, it would have me believe that my furnace is oversize, uncomfortable and is short cycling?
Is what I describe above short cycling?
The thermostat is a basic model honeywell digital that controls air cond. and heat. It is a single stage 84K BTU furnace and an 1150 SQ single story 50's construction ranch home.