You listen to your HVAC system kick on and you’re anticipating a comfortable blast of warm air, but instead all you feel is cool air blowing. That’s not what you want in freezing temperatures!
There are a few reasons why your heating equipment could be giving off cold air. Niagara Home Services by Enercare is here with some of them to help you locate the problem.
It might feel silly, but the thermostat is the first thing you want to look at. It’s the starting place for any furnace technician, too. Confirm the system is set to “auto instead of “on.” If the thermostat is set to “on” then your furnace will blow continuously, 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 actually heating the air to keep your home warm and cozy.
Typically air filters need to be changed monthly to prevent them from getting dirty and clogged. If air filters aren’t replaced often enough, the clogged 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 precaution.
If your duct work includes leaks, connection issues, or was not designed correctly, it could allow warm air from the furnace to escape out. This would not only cause your furnace to produce cold air, it could seriously run up your heating bills since your furnace is heating non-living space, and will have to work harder to keep your home comfortable.
There are several other reasons that your furnace could give off cold air. Call Niagara Home Services by Enercare today and we’ll send a technician to diagnose your malfunction and get your home warm and comfy 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 learn how you can save money on a heating tune-up.