Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your furnace start up and you’re expecting a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable in the freezing weather!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating system could be giving off cold air. Neal Harris Service Experts is here with a couple of them to help you locate the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could feel silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Make sure the system is set to “auto instead of “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow continuously, even when it is not actually heating the air coming out, thus blowing cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and comfortable.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Typically air filters need to be changed every month to keep them from becoming dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t replaced often enough, the soiled air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating equipment. If this takes place, it can overheat your equipment, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work has leaks, connection issues, or was designed incorrectly, it could allow warm air from the furnace to seep out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to produce cold air, it could significantly run up your heating bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home comfortable.

 

There are several other reasons that your heating equipment could give off cold air. Call Neal Harris Service Experts today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your problem 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 ask about how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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