Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your HVAC system start up and you’re anticipating a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you have is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable when it’s cold outside!

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

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might sound silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Verify the system is set to “auto as opposed to “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow continually, even when it is not actually heating the air being produced, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating system 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 avoid them from becoming dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t replaced often enough, the dirty air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating system. If this occurs, it can overheat your equipment, causing the system to stop heating as a safety measure.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection problems, or was designed incorrectly, it could let warm air from the heating equipment to seep out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to give off 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 at the desired temperature.

 

There are many other reasons that your heating equipment could produce cold air. Call D.A. Bennett Service Experts today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your issue and get your home warm and comfortable again in no time. If you haven’t turned on your furnace yet but don’t want to get left in the cold, call about our fall promotion and ask about how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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