Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your heating system kick on and you’re ready for a comfy 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 few reasons why your furnace could be giving off cold air. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some of them to help you locate the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might seem silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow continuously, even when it is not actually heating the air being released, thus putting off cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the heating system only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and comfy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed every month to avoid them from growing dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the soiled air filter may impede airflow into your heating system. If this happens, it can overheat your system, causing the system to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

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

 

There are many other reasons that your heating equipment could produce cold air. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your issue and get your home warm and comfortable again in no time. If you have yet to turn on your furnace but don’t want to get left in the cold, give us a call about our fall promotion and ask about how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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