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 feel is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want 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 problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It could feel silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. 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 putting off cold air. Turning 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

 

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 changed often enough, the clogged 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 has leaks, connection troubles, 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 give off cold air, it could actually 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 a technician to diagnose your problem 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, contact us about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.

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