As the temps change, the more you feel the cool air gusting outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and giving a chill to your Odessa home, it’s time to contact Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning. Sometimes an absence of warm air from your gas furnace calls for a big repair, but often it can be a small fix. Here are several reasons your gas furnace might be blowing cold air instead of warming up your house.
Your furnace might be overheating
If you haven’t had regular maintenance completed on your gas furnace lately and you’ve overlooked changing 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. If that happens, the furnace could overheat and shut down its burner.
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 systems, for a breeze to extinguish a pilot light. Other reasons for 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 properly cleaned. A dirty gas burner or flame sensor could cause your furnace to struggle 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 can get to the vents.
No matter what the reason for the problem is, Redhawk Heating & Air Conditioning in Odessa can help you get your gas furnace up and operating at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with routine, preventive maintenance. Contact us at 432-237-0168 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.