Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

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

There are a handful of reasons why your heating system could be giving off cold air. Calverley Service Experts is here with some of them to help you locate the issue.

 

  • Thermostat

 

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. Make sure 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 is not actually 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.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed monthly to avoid them from growing dirty and clogged. If they aren’t swapped out often enough, the soiled air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating equipment. If this occurs, it can overheat your furnace, causing the system to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection troubles, or was designed incorrectly, it could permit warm air from the furnace to seep out. This would not only cause your heating system 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 heating system could give off cold air. Call Calverley Service Experts today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and cozy 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 learn how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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