As the temps change, the more you feel the cooler air gusting outside. And … right inside your house? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and adding a chill to your Wharton home, it’s time to reach out to Faust Air Conditioning and Heating. Sometimes the loss of warm air from your gas furnace results in a major repair, but many times it can be a small fix. Here are a few of the more common reasons your gas furnace could be blowing cold air instead of warming up your house.
Your furnace could be overheating
If you haven’t had regular maintenance performed on your gas furnace for some time and you’ve neglected to replace your air filter, both could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cool air. A dirty air filter can prevent air from flowing freely through your furnace. If this occurs, the furnace could overheat and force the burner to shut down.
Your pilot light may have gone out
Sometimes a lack of warm air from your gas furnace can be related to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, especially with older furnaces, for a draft to smother 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 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 not be able to bring warmth to your home.
Your ducts may not be properly sealed
When ducts are correctly sealed or if they have any cracks or holes in them, you may be losing a lot of heated air before it ever reaches your vents.
No matter what the culprit of the problem is, Faust Air Conditioning and Heating in Wharton 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 979-323-6130 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.