As the seasons change, the more you feel the colder air gusting outside. And … right inside your house? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Laurel home, it’s time to contact H&C Heating and Cooling. Occasionally the loss of warm air from your gas furnace results in a major repair, but many times it can be a simple fix. Here are several reasons your gas furnace may be blowing cold air instead of making your home warm and cozy.
Your furnace may be overheating
If you haven’t had routine maintenance completed on your gas furnace for some time and you’ve neglected to replace your air filter, both could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cold air. A dirty air filter can block air from flowing freely through your furnace. If that happens, the furnace could overheat and shut down its burner.
Your pilot light may have gone out
Sometimes 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, particularly with older furnaces, for a breeze to put out a pilot light. Other causes of an extinguished pilot light are damaged gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.
Your furnace is dirty
Just as a dirty air filter can result in issues 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 battle to stay lit and leave you in the cold.
Your ducts may not be properly sealed
When ducts are correctly sealed or if they have any cracks or holes in them, you may be losing a lot of heated air before it can get to the vents.
No matter what the root of the problem is, H&C Heating and Cooling in Laurel can help you get your gas furnace up and running at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with regular, preventive maintenance. Give us a call at 301-960-3247 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.