As the weather changes, the more you feel the cooler air blowing outside. And … in your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and adding a chill to your Lake Forest home, it’s time to reach out to 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. Sometimes an absence of warm air from your gas furnace means a large repair, but a lot of time it can be a small fix. Here are some of the main reasons your gas furnace could be blowing cold air instead of making your home warm and cozy.
Your furnace might be overheating
If you haven’t had regular maintenance completed on your gas furnace lately and you’ve forgotten to change your air filter, either could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cold air. A dirty air filter can stop air from flowing freely through your furnace. When this happens, the furnace could overheat and shut down its burner.
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 models, for a breeze to extinguish 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 battle 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 can get to the vents.
No matter what the culprit of the problem is, 1st Choice Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Lake Forest 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. Contact us at 949-204-0859 or book an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.