You hear your heating system start up and you’re anticipating a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s no good in the freezing weather!
There are a few reasons why your heating equipment could be putting off cold air. Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air is here with a few of them to help you find the problem.
It might sound silly, but the thermostat is the first place you should check. It’s the first place any heating system technician will check, too. Confirm 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 isn’t heating the air being released, thus putting off cold air. Flipping 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.
Most air filters need to be changed once a month to keep them from getting dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t swapped out often enough, the clogged air filter may obstruct airflow into your heating equipment. If this takes place, it can overheat your system, causing the equipment to stop heating as a safeguard.
If your duct work has leaks, connection problems, or was not designed properly, it could let warm air from the heating equipment to leak out. This would not only cause your heating system to produce cold air, it could seriously run up your energy bills since your heating equipment is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home at the desired temperature.
There are several other reasons that your furnace could blow cold air. Call Aramendia Plumbing, Heating and Air today and we’ll send a professional to diagnose your issue and get your home warm and comfortable again in no time. If you have not turned on your heating system yet 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 Precision tune-up.