Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You listen to your heating system start up and you’re anticipating a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s no good when it’s cold outside!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating system could be blowing cold air. Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts is here with a couple of them to help you locate the culprit.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could feel silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the starting place for any furnace technician, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto as opposed to “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow continuously, even when it isn’t really heating the air coming out, thus blowing cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and comfy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Most air filters need to be changed once a month to keep them from becoming dirty and clogged. If they aren’t changed often enough, the dirty air filter may restrict airflow into your heating system. If this occurs, it can overheat your equipment, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety precaution.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection troubles, or was designed incorrectly, it could let warm air from the heating system to escape out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to give off 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 at the desired temperature.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your heating system could produce cold air. Call Bryant Heating & Cooling Service Experts 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, contact us about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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