As the weather changes, 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 Columbia home, it’s time to reach out to Watts Electric & A/C Inc. Sometimes the loss of warm air from your gas furnace means a major repair, but often it can be an easy fix. Here are a few of the more common reasons your gas furnace may be blowing cold air instead of warming up your house.
Your furnace could be overheating
If you haven’t had routine maintenance performed on your gas furnace recently and you’ve neglected to replace your air filter, each could indicate why your furnace is blowing colder air. A dirty air filter can stop air from flowing freely through your furnace. If that happens, the furnace might overheat and cause the burner to shut down.
Your pilot light may have gone out
Sometimes a lack of warm air from your gas furnace can be credited to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, specifically with older models, for a breeze to put out a pilot light. Other causes of an extinguished pilot light are defective gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.
Your furnace is dirty
Just as a dirty air filter can cause 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 not be able to bring warmth to your home.
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 can get to the vents.
No matter what the root of the problem is, Watts Electric & A/C Inc in Columbia can help you get your gas furnace up and working at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with regular, preventive maintenance. Give us a call at 601-736-7362 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.