Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You listen to your HVAC system kick on and you’re expecting a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable when it’s cold outside!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating equipment could be putting off cold air. BW/Cook Service Experts is here with a few of them to help you find the issue.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may sound 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 as opposed to “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow continuously, even when it is not actually heating the air being produced, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and comfy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

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

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work has leaks, connection troubles, or was not designed properly, 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 actually run up your energy bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work more to keep your home at the desired temperature.

 

There are many other reasons that your furnace could give off cold air. Call BW/Cook Service Experts today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your issue and get your home warm and comfortable 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 find out how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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