Why is My Gas Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

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As the temps change, the more you feel the cooler air gusting outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Pacheco home, it’s time to call Clean Air HVAC. Once in a while the loss of warm air from your gas furnace results in a major repair, but often it can be a small fix. Here are a few of the more common reasons your gas furnace could be blowing cold air instead of warming up your house.

Your furnace could be overheating

If you haven’t had regular maintenance performed on your gas furnace recently and you’ve forgotten to change your air filter, both could signal why your furnace is blowing cool air. A dirty air filter can stop air from flowing freely through your furnace. When this happens, the furnace could overheat and force 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, particularly with older systems, for a breeze to extinguish 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 cause 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 struggle to stay lit and not be able to bring warmth to your home.

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 ever reaches your vents.

No matter what the reason for the problem is, Clean Air HVAC in Pacheco 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. Call our experts at 925-233-6238 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.

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