Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air
You listen to your heating system start up and you’re expecting a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good when it’s cold outside!
There are a few reasons why your heating system could be putting off cold air. Robinson Service Experts is here with a few of them to help you detect the issue.
It may sound silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Confirm 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 coming out, thus putting off cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and comfy.
- Air Filter
Typically air filters need to be changed every month to keep them from getting dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t replaced often enough, the dirty air filter may restrict airflow into your heating equipment. If this happens, it can overheat your furnace, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety measure.
- Duct Work
If your duct work contains leaks, connection problems, or was not designed correctly, it could allow warm air from the furnace to leak out. This would not only cause your furnace to give off cold air, it could seriously run up your energy bills since your furnace is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home comfortable.
There are many other reasons that your heating system could produce cold air. Call Robinson Service Experts today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfy again in no time. If you haven’t turned on your furnace yet but don’t want to get left in the cold, call about our fall promotion and ask about how you can save money on a heating tune-up.