As the temps change, the more you feel the cool air blustering outside. And … in your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Columbus home, it’s time to contact Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling. Once in a while a lack of warm air from your gas furnace means a major repair, but often it can be an easy fix. Here are several reasons your gas furnace may be blowing cold air instead of making your home warm and cozy.
Your furnace might be overheating
If you haven’t had routine maintenance performed on your gas furnace lately and you’ve neglected to replace your air filter, either could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cool air. A dirty air filter can prevent air from flowing freely through your furnace. If this occurs, 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 attributed to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, especially with older systems, for a breeze 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 properly cleaned. A dirty gas burner or flame sensor could cause your furnace to fight to stay lit and reduce the warmth inside your house.
Your ducts may not be properly sealed
If your ducts aren’t sealed properly or if they have any cracks or holes in them, you could be losing a lot of heated air before it ever reaches your vents.
No matter what the root of the problem is, Wolfe & Sons Heating and Cooling in Columbus can help you get your gas furnace up and operating at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with regular, preventive maintenance. Contact us at 614-451-0846 or book an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.