There’s nothing like cold-blowing air to ruin your plans of settling in for a cozy night at home. What’s worse is when your furnace is the reason for the cold air. You instantly know there’s a problem and you’re just hoping it’s not an expensive one.
If you’re like most people, you want to troubleshoot the issue yourself before you call the professionals. So, knowing the following possible reasons this could be occurring, you’ll have some leads worth checking out yourself.
Heaters Blowing Cold Air Could Be Because of This
Don’t jump to conclusions when it comes to the heating and cooling systems in your home. There’s always at least one main reason for the problem you’re experiencing. Hopefully, these explanations provide some insight into what’s wrong and what it’ll take to fix it.
1. Faulty Pilot Light
The first thing you should always check is the pilot light. When the pilot light is out, it means there’s no flame igniting the burners to circulate heat. Should you see the pilot light is not lit when your furnace is turned on, you can take steps to light it yourself. Your furnace may have a built-in reset device in which you reset your furnace to the pilot setting, place a lit match in the pilot area to catch onto the gas emissions and ignite a flame for warm air to begin blowing.
2. Auto Settings on Thermostat
The problem could also be your thermostat settings. If your setting is set to “On”, then you can expect cold air to blow as a result of the continuous airflow throughout the day. Setting your heater’s thermostat to “Auto” ensures your air is hot when it needs to be.
3. Ductwork Damage
Ductwork is the piping that airflow travels through. Cold air may blow even when the pilot is working and the thermostat is set to “Auto” due to damaged ductwork. Holes or cracks in the pipework of your furnace or heater leak out warm air and result in improper heating in your home or office.
4. Clogged Parts
There might not be any holes or cracks in the exterior of your ductwork, but there could be a problem with the interior. Clogged condensation lines occur when there’s an excessive amount of built-up moisture. If this is the case, the burners will deactivate and result in cold air blowing instead of warm air.
5. Inefficient Gas Supply
With a gas furnace, you need to be aware of the gas supply available. If your gas supply is off or weak, it won’t generate enough heat and instead will produce cooler air temperatures. If you check with your gas company, they should be able to tell you if there’s something wrong in your local area, in your home or just with the furnace.
Whatever the issue is, ensure it is resolved quickly and properly by contacting professionals in the industry. Maintaining your heating and cooling systems and enjoying a warm home in these cooler months is important for you and for us!
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