Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your furnace turn on 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 couple reasons why your furnace could be blowing cold air. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some of them to help you find the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might seem silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Make sure the system is set to “auto as opposed to “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your heating system will blow continuously, 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 comfy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

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

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work includes leaks, connection troubles, or was not designed properly, it could let warm air from the furnace to seep out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to give off cold air, it could actually run up your energy bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work more 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 an expert to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfortable 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 ask about how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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