Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You notice 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 not preferable in the freezing weather!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating equipment could be giving off cold air. Rob's Albertan Service Experts is here with some of them to help you find the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may seem silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Make sure the system is set to “auto instead of “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow continuously, even when it is not actually heating the air coming out, thus blasting 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

 

The majority of air filters need to be changed every month to prevent them from growing dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t changed often enough, the clogged air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating system. If this occurs, it can overheat your system, causing the system to stop heating as a safety measure.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection issues, or was not designed correctly, it could let warm air from the furnace to escape out. This would not only cause your heating equipment 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 overtime to keep your home comfortable.

 

There are many other reasons that your furnace could blow cold air. Call Rob's Albertan Service Experts today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your malfunction 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 heating tune-up.

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