If you’re feeling cool air blowing through your vents, it could be a simple furnace fix – or a complicated furnace repair.
Here are three common causes for cool air coming from your furnace vents that you can fix yourself.
Try setting your thermostat fan to “AUTO” rather than “ON” and see if it takes care of the problem.
A common cause for furnace overheating is a dirty furnace air filter, which blocks airflow and forces your furnace to overwork to do its job.
Give your furnace a time out and try switching the air filter. But keep a close eye on your heating system – repeated overheating can damage the furnace’s heat exchanger, which is expensive to fix and may even damage your equipment permanently!
If you’re comfortable with doing so, re-ignite your pilot light, following the manufacturer’s instructions carefully. If you’re not, don’t worry – just contact us. If the pilot won’t light, make sure the furnace’s gas valve switch is in the “on” position (parallel/in line with the gas supply pipe). If the pilot lights but won’t stay lit, your thermocouple (the copper rod you see contacting the pilot flame) needs service or replacement – a job for professional heating system technician.
Still having problems? Contact us today and we’ll straighten out the problem. Or better yet, sign up for one of our high-value Service Plans so you can avoid these problems in the future. Do it before November 30 and it will cost you less than a tune-up! Contact us to learn more.