Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your heating system turn on and you’re expecting 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 few 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 problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might 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 constantly, even when it isn’t heating the air being released, thus blowing 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.

 

  • Air Filter

 

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

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work includes leaks, connection issues, or was not designed correctly, it could allow warm air from the heating equipment to seep out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to produce cold air, it could significantly 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 several other reasons that your heating system could produce 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, call about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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