Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You listen to your furnace start up and you’re expecting a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good in the freezing weather!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating equipment could be giving off cold air. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some of them to help you locate the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might feel silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. 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 constantly, even when it isn’t heating the air being released, thus putting off cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed every month to avoid them from getting dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t replaced often enough, the clogged air filter may obstruct airflow into your furnace. If this occurs, it can overheat your system, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work has leaks, connection problems, or was designed incorrectly, it could let warm air from the heating equipment to escape out. This would not only cause your furnace to blow cold air, it could seriously run up your heating bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home comfortable.

 

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

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