Why Your Furnace Could be Blowing Cold Air

October 21, 2016

You listen to your furnace kick on and you’re expecting a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good in the freezing weather!

There are a few reasons why your heating equipment could be putting off cold air. Komfort Air is here with a couple of them to help you detect the problem.

 

  • Thermostat

 

It might feel silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto instead of “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow continually, even when it isn’t heating the air being produced, thus putting off cold air. Flipping it to “auto” will make sure the furnace 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 monthly to prevent them from growing dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t changed often enough, the soiled air filter may restrict airflow into your heating equipment. If this happens, it can overheat your furnace, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety measure.

 

  • Duct Work

 

If your duct work contains leaks, connection troubles, or was designed incorrectly, it could let warm air from the furnace to escape out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to give off cold air, it could significantly run up your heating bills since your furnace is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home warm.

 

There are many other reasons that your heating system could give off cold air. Call Komfort Air today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfortable again in no time. If you have yet to turn on your furnace but don’t want to get left in the cold, give us a call about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a heating tune-up.

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