Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your heating system start up and you’re anticipating a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s no good in the freezing weather!

There are a few reasons why your furnace could be blowing cold air. Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some of them to help you locate the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could sound silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Make sure 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 being produced, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating system only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

The majority of 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 clogged air filter may impede airflow into your heating equipment. If this happens, it can overheat your furnace, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work has leaks, connection troubles, 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 several other reasons that your heating system could produce cold air. Call Eveready Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send an expert 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, 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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