You listen to your furnace start up and you’re expecting a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want in freezing temperatures!
There are a handful of reasons why your furnace could be giving off cold air. Calverley Service Experts is here with a few of them to help you locate the issue.
It may seem 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. Confirm the system is set to “auto and not “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 blasting cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.
The majority of air filters need to be changed every month to keep them from growing dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the soiled air filter may obstruct airflow into your furnace. If this happens, it can overheat your system, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety precaution.
If your duct work has leaks, connection troubles, or was designed incorrectly, it could permit warm air from the heating system to seep out. This would not only cause your furnace to give off cold air, it could seriously run up your utility bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home comfortable.
There are multiple other reasons that your furnace could give off cold air. Call Calverley Service Experts today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfy 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 find out how you can save money on a heating tune-up.