You notice your HVAC system kick on and you’re anticipating a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want in the freezing weather!
There are a few reasons why your furnace could be giving off cold air. Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing is here with a couple of them to help you detect the problem.
It might sound 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 continually, even when it isn’t really heating the air being produced, thus putting off cold air. Flipping it to “auto” will make sure the heating system only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.
Most air filters need to be changed monthly to avoid them from getting dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the dirty air filter may impede airflow into your furnace. If this happens, it can overheat your furnace, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safeguard.
If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was designed incorrectly, it could let warm air from the heating equipment to escape out. This would not only cause your furnace to blow cold air, it could actually run up your energy bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home at the desired temperature.
There are many other reasons that your heating system could produce cold air. Call Service Experts Heating, Air Conditioning & Plumbing today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your issue and get your home warm and cozy again in no time. If you have not turned on your heating system yet but don’t want to get left in the cold, contact us about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a fall tune-up.
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