Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your HVAC system start up and you’re ready for a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you have is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable in freezing temperatures!

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

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could feel silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow continually, even when it isn’t really heating the air being produced, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating system 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 keep them from becoming dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t changed often enough, the clogged air filter may impede airflow into your furnace. If this occurs, it can overheat your system, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety measure.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work has leaks, connection issues, or was designed incorrectly, it could allow warm air from the furnace to leak out. This would not only cause your heating system to produce cold air, it could significantly run up your heating bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home at the desired temperature.

 

There are several other reasons that your heating system could give off cold air. Call Falso Service Experts today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your problem and get your home warm and comfortable again in no time. If you have yet to turn on your furnace but don’t want to get left in the cold, contact us about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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