Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You listen to your heating system start up and you’re anticipating a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable in freezing temperatures!

There are a couple reasons why your furnace could be putting off cold air. Atmostemp Service Experts is here with some of them to help you locate the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might seem silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Confirm 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 isn’t really heating the air being released, thus putting off 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 getting dirty and clogged. If they aren’t changed often enough, the clogged air filter may restrict airflow into your heating system. If this takes place, it can overheat your system, 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 equipment to produce cold air, it could seriously run up your heating bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home comfortable.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your heating equipment could give off cold air. Call Atmostemp Service Experts today and we’ll send a professional 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 find out how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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