Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your heating system start up and you’re anticipating a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good in the freezing weather!

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

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could feel silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the starting place for any furnace technician, 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 putting off cold air. Flipping it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

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

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was not designed correctly, it could permit warm air from the heating equipment to seep out. This would not only cause your furnace 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 more to keep your home comfortable.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your heating system could give off cold air. Call Freschi Service Experts today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and cozy again in no time. If you have yet to turn on your furnace but don’t want to get left in the cold, contact us about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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