Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice your heating system turn on and you’re expecting a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good when it’s cold outside!

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

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could seem silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Verify the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow constantly, even when it isn’t really heating the air being produced, thus putting off 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 cozy.

 

  • 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 system, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work includes leaks, connection issues, 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 produce cold air, it could significantly run up your energy 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 furnace could produce cold air. Call Epperson Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send an expert 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, give us a call about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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