You listen to your furnace kick on and you’re expecting a cozy blast of warm air, but instead all you have is cool air blowing. That’s no good in freezing temperatures!
There are a couple reasons why your heating equipment could be blowing cold air. Midway Services is here with a few of them to help you find the culprit.
It may sound 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. Verify the system is set to “auto and not “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your HVAC system will blow continually, even when it isn’t heating the air coming out, thus blasting cold air. Turning it to “auto” will make sure the heating equipment only blows when it’s truly heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.
Most air filters need to be changed once a month to avoid them from becoming dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t replaced often enough, the dirty air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating equipment. If this happens, it can overheat your equipment, causing the system to stop heating as a safety precaution.
If your duct work has leaks, connection issues, or was designed incorrectly, it could allow warm air from the heating equipment to escape out. This would not only cause your heating equipment to blow cold air, it could actually run up your energy bills since your heating system is heating non-living space, and will have to work overtime to keep your home at the desired temperature.
There are many other reasons that your heating equipment could blow cold air. Call Midway 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, call about our fall promotion and find out how you can save money on a Precision tune-up.
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