You notice your HVAC system kick on and you’re expecting a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you get is cool air blowing. That’s no good in freezing temperatures!
There are a few reasons why your heating equipment could be giving off cold air. Matz-Rightway is here with a few of them to help you find the issue.
It could feel silly, but the thermostat is where you should start. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Verify 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 isn’t heating the air being produced, thus blasting cold air. Turning 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.
The majority of air filters need to be changed every month to prevent them from growing dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t changed often enough, the dirty air filter may impede airflow into your heating system. If this takes place, it can overheat your system, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety measure.
If your duct work has leaks, connection problems, or was designed incorrectly, it could let warm air from the heating system to leak out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to blow cold air, it could actually run up your heating bills since your furnace is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home warm.
There are several other reasons that your furnace could blow cold air. Call Matz-Rightway today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your problem and get your home warm and cozy 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 learn how you can save money on a fall tune-up.