Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

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

There are a couple reasons why your heating equipment could be putting off cold air. Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some of them to help you locate the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might sound silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the starting place for any furnace technician, 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 isn’t heating the air being released, thus putting off cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the heating system 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 becoming dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t changed often enough, the soiled air filter may restrict airflow into your furnace. If this happens, it can overheat your system, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was designed incorrectly, it could let warm air from the heating system to seep out. This would not only cause your furnace to give off cold air, it could actually 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 many other reasons that your heating equipment could give off cold air. Call Comfort Masters Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning 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, call about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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