Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your heating system kick on and you’re ready for a comfy 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 heating system could be putting off cold air. Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple of them to help you detect the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could sound silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Make sure the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow constantly, even when it isn’t heating the air being released, thus blowing cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment 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 once a month to avoid them from growing dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t replaced often enough, the dirty air filter may restrict airflow into your heating system. If this happens, it can overheat your equipment, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work includes leaks, connection issues, or was designed incorrectly, it could let warm air from the heating system to leak out. This would not only cause your heating system to blow cold air, it could actually run up your energy bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home at the desired temperature.

 

There are many other reasons that your heating system could blow cold air. Call Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your problem 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, call about our fall promotion and ask about how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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