As the temps change, the more you feel the cool air blowing outside. And … in your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Newark home, it’s time to call Luikart Heating & Cooling. Once in a while an absence of warm air from your gas furnace calls for a large repair, but many times it can be a simple fix. Here are several reasons your gas furnace may be blowing cold air instead of making your home warm and cozy.
Your furnace may be overheating
If you haven’t had routine maintenance performed on your gas furnace lately and you’ve forgotten to change your air filter, either could indicate why your furnace is blowing cold air. A dirty air filter can prevent air from flowing freely through your furnace. If that 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 attributed to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, specifically with older models, for a breeze to smother a pilot light. Other causes of an extinguished pilot light are damaged 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 fight to stay lit and reduce the warmth inside your house.
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 root of the problem is, Luikart Heating & Cooling in Newark can help you get your gas furnace up and working at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with regular, preventive maintenance. Call our experts at 740-200-5591 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.