As the weather changes, 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 Payson home, it’s time to contact North Mechanical Heating and Cooling. Occasionally an absence of warm air from your gas furnace results in a large repair, but a lot of time it can be a simple fix. Here are several reasons your gas furnace may be blowing cold air instead of keeping your home toasty.
Your furnace may be overheating
If you haven’t had ongoing maintenance done on your gas furnace lately and you’ve neglected to replace your air filter, each could signal why your furnace is blowing cool air. A dirty air filter can prevent air from flowing freely through your furnace. When this happens, the furnace might 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, specifically with older furnaces, for a breeze to extinguish 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 mean issues 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 root of the problem is, North Mechanical Heating and Cooling in Payson can help you get your gas furnace up and running at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with routine, preventive maintenance. Give us a call at 928-263-8570 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.