Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your furnace start up and you’re ready for a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s no good in freezing temperatures!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating equipment could be putting off cold air. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few of them to help you detect the issue.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may feel silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto instead of “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your heating system will blow continuously, even when it isn’t really heating the air being produced, thus putting off cold air. Flipping 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

 

Typically air filters need to be changed once a month to prevent them from growing dirty and clogged. If they aren’t replaced often enough, the clogged air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating system. If this happens, it can overheat your furnace, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection troubles, or was designed incorrectly, it could allow warm air from the furnace to leak out. This would not only cause your furnace to give off cold air, it could significantly run up your utility bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home comfortable.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your heating equipment could give off cold air. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfy 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 learn how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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