Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

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

There are a handful of reasons why your heating equipment could be putting off cold air. Chief/Bauer Service Experts is here with some of them to help you detect the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might sound silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. 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 really heating the air coming out, thus blowing cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and comfy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

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

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work includes leaks, connection troubles, or was not designed properly, it could permit warm air from the heating equipment to leak out. This would not only cause your furnace to give off cold air, it could actually run up your utility bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home comfortable.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your heating system could blow cold air. Call Chief/Bauer Service Experts today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfortable again in no time. If you have yet to turn on your furnace but don’t want to get left in the cold, contact us about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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