Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your furnace turn on and you’re anticipating a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s no good when it’s cold outside!

There are a few reasons why your furnace could be blowing cold air. Strand Brothers Service Experts is here with a couple of them to help you locate the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may sound silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. 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 heating system will blow continually, even when it is not actually heating the air being released, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and comfortable.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Typically air filters need to be changed once a month to prevent them from growing dirty and clogged. If they aren’t changed often enough, the clogged air filter may impede airflow into your heating equipment. If this occurs, it can overheat your furnace, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was not designed properly, it could let warm air from the furnace to seep out. This would not only cause your heating system to give off cold air, it could actually run up your utility bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home warm.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your heating equipment could give off cold air. Call Strand Brothers Service Experts today and we’ll send an expert 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 find out how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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