Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your furnace turn on and you’re expecting a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good when it’s cold outside!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating system could be putting off cold air. Parker Pearce Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a few of them to help you detect the issue.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might sound silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the starting place for any furnace 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 coming out, thus putting off cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Typically air filters need to be changed every month to avoid them from growing dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t replaced often enough, the clogged air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating equipment. If this happens, it can overheat your furnace, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains 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 actually 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 Heating & Air Conditioning 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 find out how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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