You listen to your HVAC system turn on and you’re ready for a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not preferable in freezing temperatures!
There are a few reasons why your heating system could be giving off cold air. Boehmers/Cronin Emery Home Services by Enercare is here with some of them to help you detect the culprit.
It might feel silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, 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 coming out, thus blowing cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the furnace only blows when it’s really heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.
Most air filters need to be changed every month to keep them from becoming dirty and clogged. If they aren’t swapped out often enough, the clogged air filter may restrict airflow into your furnace. If this occurs, it can overheat your system, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safety precaution.
If your duct work has leaks, connection troubles, or was designed incorrectly, it could let warm air from the furnace to seep out. This would not only cause your furnace to blow cold air, it could significantly run up your heating bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work more to keep your home warm.
There are multiple other reasons that your furnace could blow cold air. Call Boehmers/Cronin Emery 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 have not turned on your heating system yet but don’t want to get left in the cold, contact us about our fall promotion and learn how you can save money on a fall tune-up.