Stop Your Heater from Blowing Cold Air

You have many comforts and expectations when relaxing in your home, but losing your heat during the winter can ruin almost everything. You have your furnace running, but it is just pushing out cold air instead, and leaving you with the chills. Luckily, there are some things you can do to stop your heater blowing cold air.

The first thing you want to do is to check the thermostat. Sometimes the easiest fixes are the ones we overlook. Adjusting the temperature to where it needs to be will fix the problem. Programming your thermostat, or switching it to the “auto” setting should let the furnace kick on when you need it.

Beyond the thermostat, things can get a little more tricky. Homes with older furnaces have a few more things to worry about. One of those things is a pilot light that has gone out. If you can get to the pilot light safely, you can relight it yourself. But if your pilot light won’t stay lit, you will want to call an HVAC technician.

Inside your furnace is called a flame sensor, and if that gets dirty, your burner won’t stay lit. You might experience the feeling of warm air coming out of your vents for just a little while, but then the cold air follows. This is another fix that you will want to leave to a heating and cooling specialist.

A big tip that you might hear year after year is to switch out your old air filters every so often. If that is something that you have neglected, then your issue may be with a clogged filter. Clogged filters will not allow air to move through your vents efficiently, and the air will not be properly heated.

Maybe there is nothing wrong with your furnace. Everything looks to be in working order. A deeper issue could be a problem with the gas line, and in that case you will need to call your gas company to make sure it connects your home.

Taking a few minutes to investigate your furnace for possible causes to cold air might point out what your problem is, but poking around too much could be dangerous. If you cannot find an easy solution to your heater blowing cold air, or if you are not familiar with your furnace, call the professional technicians at Sunrise Heating and Plumbing. We will come out and solve nearly any HVAC issue your home may have.