As the temps change, the more you feel the cool air blowing outside. And … in your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Troy home, it’s time to reach out to Edington Heating & Cooling Inc. Occasionally the loss of warm air from your gas furnace results in a big repair, but many times it can be an easy fix. Here are some of the main reasons your gas furnace might be blowing cold air instead of making your home warm and cozy.
Your furnace could be overheating
If you haven’t had ongoing maintenance completed on your gas furnace for some time and you’ve overlooked changing your air filter, each could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cold air. A dirty air filter can prevent air from flowing freely through your furnace. If that happens, the furnace may overheat and shut down its burner.
Your pilot light may have gone out
It could be that a lack of warm air from your gas furnace can be related to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, specifically with older furnaces, for a draft to smother a pilot light. Other reasons for an extinguished pilot light are defective gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.
Your furnace is dirty
Just as a dirty air filter can result in problems for your gas furnace, so can other furnace components if they aren’t appropriately cleaned. A dirty gas burner or flame sensor could cause your furnace to struggle to stay lit and leave you in the cold.
Your ducts may not be properly sealed
If your ducts aren’t properly sealed or if they have any cracks or holes in them, you could be losing a lot of heated air before it even reaches the vents throughout the home.
No matter what the root of the problem is, Edington Heating & Cooling Inc in Troy can help you get your gas furnace up and operating at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with routine, preventive maintenance. Contact us at 937-558-9478 or book an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.