You hear your furnace kick on and you’re ready for a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you have is cool air blowing. That’s no good in freezing temperatures!
There are a few reasons why your furnace could be putting off cold air. Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare is here with a few of them to help you detect the issue.
It might 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 instead of “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow constantly, even when it isn’t really heating the air being produced, thus blowing 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 comfy.
Most air filters need to be changed monthly to keep them from growing dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the dirty air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating equipment. If this happens, it can overheat your furnace, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety measure.
If your duct work includes leaks, connection troubles, or was not designed correctly, it could let warm air from the heating equipment to escape out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to give off cold air, it could actually run up your utility bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work more to keep your home warm.
There are several other reasons that your heating system could produce cold air. Call Roy Inch & Sons Home Services by Enercare today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your problem and get your home warm and cozy 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 learn how you can save money on a heating tune-up.