Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your furnace start up and you’re anticipating a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want in the freezing weather!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating equipment could be blowing cold air. Freschi Service Experts is here with some of them to help you locate the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could sound silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. 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 furnace will blow continually, even when it isn’t heating the air being released, thus blowing cold air. Flipping it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

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

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work has leaks, connection problems, or was not designed correctly, it could allow warm air from the heating equipment to seep out. This would not only cause your heating system to blow cold air, it could seriously run up your energy bills since your furnace is heating non-living space, and will have to work more to keep your home warm.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your furnace could give off cold air. Call Freschi Service Experts today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfy again in no time. If you haven’t turned on your furnace yet but don’t want to get left in the cold, contact us about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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