Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your furnace kick on and you’re ready for a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s no good when it’s cold outside!

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

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may seem silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Confirm 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 is not actually heating the air coming out, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed once a month to avoid them from getting dirty and clogged. If they aren’t replaced often enough, the dirty air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating system. If this occurs, it can overheat your furnace, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety measure.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was designed incorrectly, it could let warm air from the furnace to leak out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to blow cold air, it could significantly run up your energy bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work more to keep your home comfortable.

 

There are several other reasons that your furnace could produce cold air. Call Roland J. Down 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 haven’t turned on your furnace yet 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 heating tune-up.

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