As the weather changes, the more you feel the cooler air blustering outside. And … right inside your house? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Fort Lauderdale home, it’s time to reach out to Solar Air Inc. . Once in a while a lack of warm air from your gas furnace results in a big repair, but often it can be an easy fix. Here are several reasons your gas furnace could be blowing cold air instead of making your home warm and cozy.
Your furnace could be overheating
If you haven’t had regular maintenance completed on your gas furnace recently and you’ve forgotten to change your air filter, both could be the reason 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 shut down its burner.
Your pilot light may have gone out
It could be that 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, especially with older furnaces, for a draft to put out a pilot light. Other reasons for an extinguished pilot light are damaged 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
When ducts are correctly sealed or if they have any cracks or holes in them, you could 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, Solar Air Inc. in Fort Lauderdale can help you get your gas furnace up and running at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with ongoing, preventive maintenance. Contact us at 954-320-7398 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.