You hear your furnace kick 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 furnace could be giving off cold air. Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare is here with a few of them to help you detect the problem.
It might seem silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Confirm 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 heating the air coming out, thus blowing cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and comfy.
Typically air filters need to be changed monthly to prevent them from becoming dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the dirty air filter may impede airflow into your heating equipment. If this takes place, it can overheat your furnace, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safeguard.
If your duct work has leaks, connection issues, 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 warm.
There are several other reasons that your heating equipment could produce cold air. Call Abbey Air Home Services by Enercare today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your issue and get your home warm and comfy 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 learn how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.