You notice your furnace turn on and you’re ready for a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want in freezing temperatures!
There are a handful of reasons why your furnace could be blowing cold air. Parker Pearce Service Experts is here with a few of them to help you detect the issue.
It may feel silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Verify the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow constantly, even when it is not actually heating the air being produced, thus blowing cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and comfy.
Typically air filters need to be changed every month to keep them from growing dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t changed often enough, the clogged air filter may restrict airflow into your furnace. If this occurs, it can overheat your furnace, causing the system to stop heating as a safeguard.
If your duct work has leaks, connection issues, or was designed incorrectly, it could allow warm air from the heating system to escape out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to give off cold air, it could significantly run up your heating bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home warm.
There are multiple other reasons that your heating equipment could blow cold air. Call Parker Pearce 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 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.