Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You listen to your furnace 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 heating system could be blowing cold air. Eveready Service Experts is here with some of them to help you find 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 and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your heating system will blow continuously, even when it is not actually heating the air being produced, thus blasting cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed once a month to keep them from getting dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t changed often enough, the dirty air filter may impede airflow into your furnace. If this happens, it can overheat your furnace, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection troubles, or was not designed properly, it could let warm air from the heating system to leak out. This would not only cause your furnace to blow cold air, it could significantly 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 Eveready Service Experts 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, call about our fall promotion and ask about how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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