Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your furnace turn on and you’re expecting a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable when it’s cold outside!

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

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may feel silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the starting place for any furnace technician, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto as opposed to “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow continually, even when it isn’t heating the air being produced, thus blasting cold air. Flipping it to “auto” will make sure the furnace 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 prevent them from getting dirty and clogged. If they aren’t swapped out often enough, the soiled air filter may impede airflow into your heating equipment. If this occurs, it can overheat your equipment, causing the system to stop heating as a safety measure.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work includes leaks, connection problems, or was not designed properly, it could let warm air from the heating equipment to escape out. This would not only cause your furnace to blow cold air, it could significantly run up your heating bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home warm.

 

There are several other reasons that your heating system could produce cold air. Call Golden Seal Service Experts today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your problem 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, give us a call about our fall promotion and ask about how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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