You notice your HVAC system start up and you’re ready for a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you have is cool air blowing. That’s no good in the freezing weather!
There are a few reasons why your furnace could be giving off cold air. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a few of them to help you detect the problem.
It may feel 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 furnace will blow continually, even when it isn’t really heating the air being produced, thus blowing cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and comfy.
The majority of air filters need to be changed once a month to prevent them from getting dirty and clogged. If they aren’t changed often enough, the clogged air filter may impede airflow into your furnace. If this takes place, it can overheat your equipment, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safeguard.
If your duct work has leaks, connection issues, or was not designed correctly, it could let warm air from the heating equipment to leak out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to produce cold air, it could seriously run up your heating bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home at the desired temperature.
There are several other reasons that your furnace could blow cold air. Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your issue and get your home warm and cozy again in no time. If you have not turned on your heating system 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 fall tune-up.
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