As the weather changes, the more you feel the cool air blustering outside. And … right inside your house? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Macon home, it’s time to call Air Temperature Control. Once in a while a lack of warm air from your gas furnace calls for a major repair, but many times it can be a small fix. Here are some of the main reasons your gas furnace might be blowing cold air instead of keeping your home toasty.
Your furnace may be overheating
If you haven’t had routine maintenance performed on your gas furnace lately and you’ve neglected to replace your air filter, each could be the reason why your furnace is blowing colder air. A dirty air filter can block air from flowing freely through your furnace. If this occurs, the furnace may overheat and cause the burner to shut down.
Your pilot light may have gone out
It’s probable 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 draft to smother a pilot light. Other factors when it comes to an extinguished pilot light are damaged gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.
Your furnace is dirty
Just as a dirty air filter can mean problems 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 struggle 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 might be losing a lot of heated air before it even reaches the vents throughout the home.
No matter what the culprit of the problem is, Air Temperature Control in Macon can help you get your gas furnace up and operating at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with ongoing, preventive maintenance. Call our experts at 478-202-3170 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.