Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your HVAC system kick on and you’re ready for a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good in freezing temperatures!

There are a couple reasons why your heating equipment could be putting off cold air. Church Services is here with a few of them to help you find the issue.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may feel silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto as opposed to “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow continuously, even when it isn’t really heating the air being released, thus blasting cold air. Changing 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.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed monthly to avoid them from getting dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t changed often enough, the clogged air filter may restrict airflow into your heating equipment. If this occurs, it can overheat your equipment, causing the system to stop heating as a safety measure.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was not designed correctly, it could allow warm air from the heating system to leak out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to give off cold air, it could seriously run up your heating bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home warm.

 

There are several other reasons that your heating equipment could produce cold air. Call Church Services today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your malfunction 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, call about our fall promotion and ask about how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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