You listen to your furnace start up and you’re expecting a comfy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable in the freezing weather!
There are a couple reasons why your heating system could be blowing cold air. Kingston Home Services by Enercare is here with a couple of them to help you find the problem.
It may feel silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the starting place for any furnace technician, too. Verify the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your heating system will blow continuously, even when it is not actually heating the air being released, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and comfortable.
Typically air filters need to be changed every month to keep them from growing dirty and clogged. If they aren’t replaced often enough, the soiled air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating equipment. If this happens, it can overheat your furnace, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety precaution.
If your duct work includes leaks, connection troubles, or was designed incorrectly, it could let warm air from the furnace to leak out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to produce cold air, it could seriously run up your heating bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home warm.
There are multiple other reasons that your furnace could give off cold air. Call Kingston Home Services by Enercare today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfy again in no time. If you haven’t turned on your furnace yet but don’t want to get left in the cold, contact us about our fall promotion and ask about how you can save money on a fall tune-up.