As the seasons change, the more you feel the cooler air gusting outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and giving a chill to your Chelan and Wenatchee home, it’s time to reach out to Lakeside Heating & Air. 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 simple fix. Here are a few of the more common reasons your gas furnace could be blowing cold air instead of keeping your home toasty.
Your furnace could be overheating
If you haven’t had regular maintenance performed on your gas furnace recently and you’ve overlooked changing your air filter, either could signal why your furnace is blowing colder air. A dirty air filter can stop air from flowing freely through your furnace. If this occurs, 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 attributed to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, specifically with older furnaces, for a gust of air to extinguish a pilot light. Other factors when it comes to an extinguished pilot light are defective gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.
Your furnace is dirty
Just as a dirty air filter can result in 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 battle to stay lit and reduce the warmth inside your house.
Your ducts may not be properly sealed
If your ducts aren’t sealed properly 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 root of the problem is, Lakeside Heating & Air in Chelan and Wenatchee can help you get your gas furnace up and running at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with ongoing, preventive maintenance. Call our experts at 509-284-4265 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.