As the temps change, the more you feel the cool air blustering outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and adding a chill to your Auburn home, it’s time to reach out to Forster Heating. Sometimes an absence of warm air from your gas furnace calls for a major repair, but a lot of time it can be an easy fix. Here are several reasons your gas furnace could be blowing cold air instead of keeping your home toasty.
Your furnace could be overheating
If you haven’t had ongoing maintenance performed on your gas furnace lately and you’ve forgotten to change 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. When this happens, the furnace could overheat and force the burner to shut down.
Your pilot light may have gone out
It’s probable 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, particularly with older furnaces, for a draft to put out a pilot light. Other factors when it comes to an extinguished pilot light are faulty gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.
Your furnace is dirty
Just as a dirty air filter can mean challenges for your gas furnace, so can other furnace components if they aren’t correctly cleaned. A dirty gas burner or flame sensor could cause your furnace to fight 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 may be losing a lot of heated air before it even reaches the vents throughout the home.
No matter what the culprit of the problem is, Forster Heating in Auburn can help you get your gas furnace up and running at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with ongoing, preventive maintenance. Give us a call at 530-885-8081 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.