Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your HVAC system kick on and you’re expecting a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you have is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable in the freezing weather!

There are a handful of reasons why your furnace could be giving off cold air. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple of them to help you find the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might feel silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the starting place for any furnace technician, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your heating system will blow continually, even when it isn’t heating the air being released, thus putting off cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Typically air filters need to be changed monthly to avoid them from becoming dirty and clogged. If they aren’t replaced often enough, the soiled air filter may impede airflow into your furnace. If this occurs, it can overheat your equipment, causing the system to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection troubles, or was not designed correctly, it could let warm air from the heating system to escape out. This would not only cause your heating system to produce cold air, it could seriously run up your heating bills since your furnace is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home warm.

 

There are several other reasons that your heating system could give off cold air. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your issue and get your home warm and cozy again in no time. If you have not turned on your heating system yet but don’t want to get left in the cold, call about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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