Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your furnace start up and you’re anticipating a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable when it’s cold outside!

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

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may seem silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto instead of “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 blowing cold air. Turning 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

 

The majority of air filters need to be changed monthly to avoid them from becoming dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t changed often enough, the clogged air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating system. If this takes place, it can overheat your system, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection troubles, or was designed incorrectly, it could allow 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 energy bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home comfortable.

 

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

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