Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your furnace kick on and you’re ready for a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s no good in freezing temperatures!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating system could be giving off cold air. Epperson Service Experts is here with a couple of them to help you find the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could seem silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the starting place for any furnace technician, too. Verify the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your heating system will blow continually, even when it isn’t really heating the air coming out, thus blowing 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 comfy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed monthly to keep them from growing dirty and clogged. If they aren’t swapped out often enough, the soiled air filter may restrict airflow into your heating system. If this occurs, it can overheat your furnace, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work includes leaks, connection problems, or was not designed correctly, it could permit warm air from the heating equipment to escape out. This would not only cause your heating system to blow cold air, it could actually run up your heating bills since your furnace is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home at the desired temperature.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your heating system could produce cold air. Call Epperson Service Experts today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfy 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 learn how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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