Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your HVAC system kick on and you’re anticipating a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good in the freezing weather!

There are a few reasons why your heating equipment could be putting off cold air. Teays Valley Service Experts is here with some of them to help you locate the issue.

 

  • Thermostat

 

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 instead of “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your heating system will blow continually, even when it isn’t heating the air coming out, thus blasting 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

 

The majority of air filters need to be changed every month to prevent them from becoming dirty and clogged. If they aren’t replaced often enough, the soiled air filter may restrict airflow into your heating equipment. If this occurs, it can overheat your system, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety measure.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection troubles, or was not designed properly, it could let warm air from the heating system to leak out. This would not only cause your heating system to produce cold air, it could actually run up your energy bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home warm.

 

There are several other reasons that your furnace could produce cold air. Call Teays Valley Service Experts today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your problem and get your home warm and comfy 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 ask about how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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