As the temps change, the more you feel the cooler air blustering outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Delray Beach home, it’s time to contact Kilbourne Heating & AC. Sometimes a lack 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 could be blowing cold air instead of keeping your home toasty.
Your furnace may be overheating
If you haven’t had regular maintenance completed on your gas furnace for some time and you’ve overlooked changing your air filter, both could indicate why your furnace is blowing cold air. A dirty air filter can stop air from flowing freely through your furnace. If this occurs, the furnace could 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 attributed to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, particularly with older furnaces, for a gust of air 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 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 battle to stay lit and reduce the warmth inside your house.
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 might 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, Kilbourne Heating & AC in Delray Beach 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 561-287-7071 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.