You listen to your HVAC system start up and you’re expecting 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 a few of them to help you locate the problem.
It could sound 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 coming out, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating system only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and comfortable.
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 heating equipment. If this occurs, it can overheat your furnace, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety measure.
If your duct work contains leaks, connection problems, or was not designed properly, it could allow warm air from the heating system to escape 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 furnace could give off cold air. Call Falso 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 find out how you can save money on a fall tune-up.