You hear your furnace turn on and you’re ready for a cozy 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 couple reasons why your heating system could be giving off cold air. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with some of them to help you locate the problem.
It may feel silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto instead of “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow continually, even when it is not actually heating the air being produced, thus blasting cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and comfortable.
Typically air filters need to be changed monthly to keep them from getting dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t changed often enough, the soiled air filter may restrict airflow into your heating system. If this occurs, it can overheat your equipment, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safeguard.
If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was designed incorrectly, it could permit warm air from the furnace to escape out. This would not only cause your heating system to give off cold air, it could seriously run up your energy bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work more to keep your home comfortable.
There are many other reasons that your heating equipment could give off cold air. Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfy again in no time. If you haven’t turned on your furnace yet but don’t want to get left in the cold, give us a call about our fall promotion and ask about how you can save money on a fall tune-up.
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