Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You listen to your furnace kick on and you’re ready for a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you have is cool air blowing. That’s no good in the freezing weather!

There are a few reasons why your heating system could be giving off cold air. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some of them to help you find the issue.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may feel silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Verify 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 isn’t really heating the air being released, thus putting off cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating system only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

The majority of air filters need to be changed every month to prevent them from growing dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t changed often enough, the clogged air filter may restrict airflow into your furnace. If this occurs, it can overheat your furnace, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety measure.

 

  • Duct Work

 

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

 

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 technician 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, contact us about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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