Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your furnace turn on and you’re expecting a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want in freezing temperatures!

There are a handful of reasons why your furnace could be putting off cold air. Pardee Service Experts is here with a few of them to help you find the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may feel silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Make sure the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow continuously, even when it is not actually heating the air coming out, thus blowing cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and comfortable.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed monthly to keep them from growing dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t replaced often enough, the clogged air filter may obstruct airflow into your furnace. If this occurs, it can overheat your equipment, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

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

 

There are many other reasons that your furnace could produce cold air. Call Pardee Service Experts today and we’ll send a technician 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, call about our fall promotion and ask about how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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