Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your heating system kick on and you’re ready for a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good when it’s cold outside!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating equipment could be giving off cold air. Rolf Griffin Service Experts is here with some of them to help you locate the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could seem silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Verify the system is set to “auto instead of “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your heating system will blow continuously, even when it isn’t really heating the air coming out, thus blasting cold air. Flipping it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

The majority of air filters need to be changed once a month to keep them from becoming dirty and clogged. If they aren’t changed often enough, the soiled air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating system. If this happens, it can overheat your furnace, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was designed incorrectly, it could permit warm air from the furnace to leak out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to blow cold air, it could significantly 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 multiple other reasons that your heating system could produce cold air. Call Rolf Griffin Service Experts today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your issue and get your home warm and comfortable again in no time. If you haven’t turned on your furnace yet 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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