Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your heating system kick on and you’re expecting a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you have is cool air blowing. That’s no good in the freezing weather!

There are a few reasons why your furnace could be giving off cold air. Peachtree Service Experts is here with a couple of them to help you detect the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may feel silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Verify the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow continuously, even when it is not actually 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

 

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

 

  • Duct Work

 

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

 

There are many other reasons that your heating equipment could blow cold air. Call Peachtree Service Experts today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfy 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 find out how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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