Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your HVAC system kick on and you’re ready for a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable when it’s cold outside!

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

 

  • 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. Verify 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 really heating the air being released, thus blowing cold air. Flipping it to “auto” will make sure the heating system only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed once a month to keep them from getting dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t replaced often enough, the clogged air filter may restrict airflow into your furnace. If this takes place, it can overheat your equipment, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection problems, or was designed incorrectly, it could allow warm air from the furnace to escape out. This would not only cause your heating system to produce cold air, it could actually run up your utility bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work more to keep your home warm.

 

There are many other reasons that your furnace 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 cozy again in no time. If you have yet to turn on your furnace but don’t want to get left in the cold, contact us about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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