Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

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

There are a couple reasons why your heating equipment could be blowing cold air. Broad Ripple Service Experts is here with a couple of them to help you find the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might seem silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the starting place for any furnace technician, too. Verify the system is set to “auto instead of “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 blowing cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the furnace 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 once a month to keep them from becoming dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the clogged air filter may impede airflow into your heating equipment. If this occurs, it can overheat your system, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was not designed properly, it could permit warm air from the heating system to seep out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to produce 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 warm.

 

There are several other reasons that your furnace could give off cold air. Call Broad Ripple Service Experts today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your problem and get your home warm and cozy again in no time. If you haven’t turned on your furnace yet but don’t want to get left in the cold, give us a call about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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