Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your furnace kick on and you’re expecting a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s no good in freezing temperatures!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating equipment could be giving off cold air. Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some of them to help you find the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could seem silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. 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 comfy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed once a month to avoid them from becoming dirty and clogged. If they aren’t replaced often enough, the soiled air filter may restrict airflow into your heating system. If this happens, it can overheat your system, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work has leaks, connection problems, or was not designed properly, it could allow 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 heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home comfortable.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your furnace could produce cold air. Call Rolf Griffin Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send an expert 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 fall tune-up.

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