You listen to your furnace turn on and you’re expecting a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want in the freezing weather!
There are a handful of reasons why your heating system could be giving off cold air. Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning is here with some of them to help you detect the problem.
It might seem silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. 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 furnace will blow continually, even when it isn’t heating the air coming out, thus putting off cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating system only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and comfy.
Typically air filters need to be changed every month to prevent them from becoming dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the clogged air filter may impede airflow into your furnace. If this takes place, it can overheat your system, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safeguard.
If your duct work contains leaks, connection problems, or was not designed properly, it could let warm air from the furnace to leak out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to blow cold air, it could seriously run up your heating bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work more to keep your home comfortable.
There are many other reasons that your heating equipment could produce cold air. Call Abbey Air Service Experts Heating & Air Conditioning today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your issue 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, call about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a fall tune-up.