As the seasons change, the more you feel the colder air blowing outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Carson City home, it’s time to contact Anderson Heating & A/C. Occasionally an absence of warm air from your gas furnace results in a large repair, but a lot of time it can be an easy fix. Here are several reasons your gas furnace might be blowing cold air instead of making your home warm and cozy.
Your furnace could be overheating
If you haven’t had regular maintenance done on your gas furnace lately and you’ve overlooked changing your air filter, each could be the reason why your furnace is blowing colder air. A dirty air filter can stop air from flowing freely through your furnace. When this happens, the furnace might overheat and cause the burner to shut down.
Your pilot light may have gone out
It could be that 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, specifically with older systems, for a breeze to put out 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 result in challenges for your gas furnace, so can other furnace components if they aren’t appropriately 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
If your ducts aren’t properly sealed 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 reason for the problem is, Anderson Heating & A/C in Carson City 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. Give us a call at 775-230-7628 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.