As the temps change, the more you feel the cool air gusting outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and adding a chill to your Albuquerque home, it’s time to reach out to I-Deal HVAC. Sometimes an absence of warm air from your gas furnace results in a major repair, but many times 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 may be overheating
If you haven’t had regular maintenance performed on your gas furnace recently and you’ve neglected to replace your air filter, either could indicate why your furnace is blowing colder air. A dirty air filter can block air from flowing freely through your furnace. When this happens, the furnace could overheat and cause 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 credited to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, specifically with older systems, for a breeze to extinguish a pilot light. Other factors when it comes to an extinguished pilot light are defective gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.
Your furnace is dirty
Just as a dirty air filter can cause 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 sealed properly or if they have any cracks or holes in them, you might be losing a lot of heated air before it ever reaches your vents.
No matter what the root of the problem is, I-Deal HVAC in Albuquerque 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. Call our experts at 505-445-1250 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.