Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your heating system turn on and you’re anticipating a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want when it’s cold outside!

There are a few reasons why your furnace could be putting off cold air. Strand Brothers Service Experts is here with a couple of them to help you find the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might feel 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. Make sure the system is set to “auto as opposed to “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your heating system will blow constantly, even when it isn’t heating the air being released, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s actually 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 air filters aren’t replaced often enough, the dirty air filter may impede airflow into your furnace. If this occurs, it can overheat your system, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work has leaks, connection issues, or was not designed properly, it could let warm air from the heating system to seep out. This would not only cause your furnace 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 issue 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, call about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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