You listen to your heating system kick on and you’re ready for a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want when it’s cold outside!
There are a handful of reasons why your heating equipment could be blowing cold air. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a few of them to help you find the issue.
It might seem 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 and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow continuously, even when it isn’t really heating the air being released, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.
Typically air filters need to be changed every month to keep them from growing dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t changed often enough, the clogged air filter may restrict airflow into your heating equipment. If this takes place, it can overheat your furnace, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety precaution.
If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was not designed correctly, it could let warm air from the heating equipment to leak out. This would not only cause your furnace to blow cold air, it could seriously run up your utility bills since your furnace is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home comfortable.
There are multiple other reasons that your heating system could give off cold air. Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your problem and get your home warm and cozy again in no time. If you have yet to turn on your furnace but don’t want to get left in the cold, contact us about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.
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