Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You listen to your HVAC system kick on and you’re anticipating a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable in the freezing weather!

There are a few reasons why your heating equipment could be blowing cold air. Comfort Masters Service Experts is here with a few of them to help you find the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might 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. Make sure the system is set to “auto as opposed to “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow continually, even when it is not actually heating the air being released, thus putting off cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s really 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 getting dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t changed often enough, the soiled air filter may obstruct airflow into your furnace. If this occurs, it can overheat your system, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection problems, or was not designed properly, it could let warm air from the furnace to seep out. This would not only cause your furnace to give off cold air, it could significantly run up your utility bills since your furnace 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 heating equipment could give off cold air. Call Comfort Masters Service Experts today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your problem and get your home warm and comfortable again in no time. If you have not turned on your heating system yet but don’t want to get left in the cold, give us a call about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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