Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your furnace kick on and you’re ready for a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable in freezing temperatures!

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

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might sound 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. Confirm the system is set to “auto as opposed to “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow constantly, even when it is not actually heating the air being produced, thus blasting cold air. Flipping 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 prevent them from getting dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the soiled air filter may impede airflow into your heating equipment. If this happens, it can overheat your equipment, causing the furnace 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 heating system to blow cold air, it could significantly run up your energy bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home warm.

 

There are many other reasons that your heating system could produce cold air. Call Golden Seal Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your issue 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, 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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