You notice your HVAC system kick on and you’re expecting a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want in freezing temperatures!
There are a handful of reasons why your heating equipment could be blowing cold air. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a couple of them to help you find the culprit.
It might sound silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Verify 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 produced, thus blowing 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 comfy.
Typically air filters need to be changed once a month to prevent them from becoming dirty and clogged. If they aren’t replaced often enough, the dirty air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating equipment. If this takes place, it can overheat your furnace, causing the system to stop heating as a safety measure.
If your duct work has leaks, connection troubles, or was designed incorrectly, it could allow warm air from the furnace to leak out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to blow cold air, it could seriously run up your energy bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home warm.
There are multiple other reasons that your heating equipment could blow cold air. Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your problem 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, call about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.
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