You hear your furnace turn on and you’re ready for a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you have is cool air blowing. That’s no good in freezing temperatures!
There are a couple reasons why your heating equipment could be blowing cold air. Becht/Givens Service Experts is here with a couple of them to help you locate the culprit.
It may sound silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. 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 HVAC system will blow continually, even when it is not actually heating the air being released, thus putting off cold air. Flipping it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and comfortable.
The majority of air filters need to be changed every month to avoid them from getting dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t replaced often enough, the clogged air filter may obstruct airflow into your furnace. If this occurs, it can overheat your system, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety measure.
If your duct work includes 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 heating equipment to blow cold air, it could actually run up your utility bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work more to keep your home warm.
There are many other reasons that your furnace could blow cold air. Call Becht/Givens Service Experts today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfortable 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 Precision tune-up.