Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your furnace start up and you’re ready for a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good when it’s cold outside!

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

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might sound silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Make sure the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow continuously, even when it isn’t really heating the air being produced, thus blowing cold air. Flipping it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment 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 once a month to prevent them from growing dirty and clogged. If they aren’t replaced often enough, the clogged air filter may restrict airflow into your heating system. If this occurs, it can overheat your furnace, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

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

 

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 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 Precision tune-up.

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