As the seasons change, the more you feel the cool air blustering outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Siloam Springs home, it’s time to call Siloam Springs Heating & AC. Sometimes an absence of warm air from your gas furnace means a large repair, but a lot of time it can be an easy fix. Here are some of the main reasons your gas furnace may be blowing cold air instead of making your home warm and cozy.
Your furnace might be overheating
If you haven’t had ongoing maintenance performed on your gas furnace for some time and you’ve overlooked changing your air filter, either could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cold air. A dirty air filter can prevent air from flowing freely through your furnace. If that happens, the furnace might overheat and shut down its burner.
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 draft to smother a pilot light. Other reasons for an extinguished pilot light are faulty gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.
Your furnace is dirty
Just as a dirty air filter can result in challenges 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 fight 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 even reaches the vents throughout the home.
No matter what the culprit of the problem is, Siloam Springs Heating & AC in Siloam Springs 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. Contact us at 479-308-8176 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.