Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your furnace kick on and you’re expecting a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s no good in the freezing weather!

There are a couple reasons why your furnace could be giving off cold air. Peitz Service Experts is here with a couple of them to help you detect the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could feel 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 heating system will blow continuously, even when it isn’t really heating the air being produced, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating system only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and comfortable.

 

  • Air Filter

 

The majority of air filters need to be changed monthly to avoid them from growing dirty and clogged. If they aren’t swapped out often enough, the dirty air filter may restrict airflow into your heating equipment. If this takes place, it can overheat your system, causing the system to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work includes leaks, connection troubles, or was not designed properly, it could permit warm air from the heating equipment to seep out. This would not only cause your furnace to produce cold air, it could actually run up your utility bills since your furnace is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home at the desired temperature.

 

There are several other reasons that your furnace could blow cold air. Call Peitz Service Experts today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your issue 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, call about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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