Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your HVAC system kick on and you’re anticipating a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good in freezing temperatures!

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 locate the issue.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may seem silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Make sure the system is set to “auto instead of “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow continually, even when it is not actually heating the air being produced, thus putting off cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating system only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and comfortable.

 

  • Air Filter

 

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

 

  • Duct Work

 

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

 

There are many other reasons that your heating equipment could blow cold air. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfortable 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 ask about how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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