Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You hear your furnace turn on and you’re ready for a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want in freezing temperatures!

There are a handful of reasons why your heating system could be blowing cold air. Stark Services is here with some of them to help you detect the issue.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It may seem 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 heating system will blow constantly, even when it is not actually heating the air being released, thus putting off cold air. Changing it to “auto” will make sure the heating system only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.

 

  • Air Filter

 

Typically air filters need to be changed monthly to avoid them from getting dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the clogged air filter may impede airflow into your heating equipment. If this happens, it can overheat your system, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety measure.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work includes leaks, connection problems, or was not designed correctly, it could permit warm air from the heating equipment to seep out. This would not only cause your heating system to blow cold air, it could actually run up your utility bills since your furnace is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home comfortable.

 

There are multiple other reasons that your heating equipment could blow cold air. Call Stark Services today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your problem and get your home warm and comfortable again in no time. If you haven’t turned on your furnace 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 heating tune-up.

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