Why is My Gas Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

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As the seasons change, the more you feel the cooler air gusting outside. And … in your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and adding a chill to your Front Royal home, it’s time to reach out to Dave's Diversified Services. Once in a while an absence of warm air from your gas furnace calls for a major repair, but many times it can be a simple fix. Here are several reasons your gas furnace may be blowing cold air instead of warming up your house.

Your furnace could be overheating

If you haven’t had regular maintenance completed on your gas furnace recently and you’ve neglected to replace your air filter, both could indicate why your furnace is blowing cold air. A dirty air filter can block 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 credited to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, specifically with older furnaces, for a breeze 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 properly cleaned. A dirty gas burner or flame sensor could cause your furnace to battle 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, Dave's Diversified Services in Front Royal can help you get your gas furnace up and operating at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with regular, preventive maintenance. Call our experts at 540-369-3971 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.

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