You listen to your heating system turn on and you’re anticipating a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable in the freezing weather!
There are a few reasons why your heating equipment could be blowing cold air. Orangutan Home Services is here with a few of them to help you find the issue.
It could sound silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the starting point for any heating technician, too. Make sure 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 released, thus putting off cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s actually heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.
Most air filters need to be changed every month to avoid them from getting dirty and clogged. If your filters aren’t replaced often enough, the soiled air filter may obstruct airflow into your furnace. If this happens, it can overheat your system, causing the furnace to stop heating as a safety precaution.
If your duct work contains leaks, connection problems, or was not designed properly, it could allow warm air from the heating equipment to seep out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to produce cold air, it could seriously run up your utility 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 furnace could blow cold air. Call Orangutan Home Services today and we’ll send an expert to diagnose your issue and get your home warm and cozy 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 find out how you can save money on a fall tune-up.