Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You listen to your heating system turn on and you’re ready for a comfortable 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. Levy & Son Service Experts is here with a few of them to help you locate the issue.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could sound silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto instead of “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace 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 heating system only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and comfy.

 

  • 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 swapped out often enough, the soiled air filter may impede airflow into your heating equipment. If this happens, it can overheat your equipment, causing the system to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

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

 

There are several other reasons that your furnace could give off cold air. Call Levy & Son 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, contact us about our fall promotion and ask about how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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