Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

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

There are a handful of reasons why your heating system could be putting off cold air. Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some of them to help you locate the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might feel 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 continuously, even when it isn’t heating the air coming out, thus putting off cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating system only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and comfortable.

 

  • Air Filter

 

The majority of air filters need to be changed monthly to keep them from growing dirty and clogged. If they aren’t changed often enough, the clogged air filter may restrict airflow into your heating equipment. If this happens, it can overheat your equipment, causing the system to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

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

 

There are several other reasons that your furnace could produce cold air. Call Pardee Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your problem 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 Precision tune-up.

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