Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You listen to your heating system kick on and you’re ready for 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 few reasons why your heating equipment could be putting off cold air. Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with a couple of them to help you locate the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may 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 and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow continually, even when it isn’t really heating the air being produced, thus putting off 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

 

The majority of air filters need to be changed once a month to avoid them from getting dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the clogged air filter may impede airflow into your furnace. If this occurs, it can overheat your system, causing the system to stop heating as a safeguard.

 

  • Duct Work

 

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

 

There are many other reasons that your heating system could give off cold air. Call Broad Ripple Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your issue 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, give us a call about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a fall tune-up.

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