Doing Your Part to Keep Your HVAC System Running

A few months ago, my air conditioner completely died. I woke up in the middle of the night covered in sweat, and I didn't know what to do. The next day, I called an HVAC expert, and they came out to inspect my system. It turned out that it had failed because of filthy filters and a clogged return duct, which made me sick to my stomach. I had caused the problem, and I needed to learn how to fix things. My HVAC professional taught me a few easy maintenance techniques that I didn't know before, so that I could maintain my new system. Check out this blog to learn more about HVAC yourself.

Gas Furnace Blowing Cold Air? Try These Simple Fixes And Tips


If your gas furnace blows cold air, you might assume there's something wrong with the appliance. Although furnaces can experience problems with their blowers and heating elements, the problem could actually be as simple as turning down your thermostat. Your air ducts could be blocked or clogged with debris. Use the simple fixes below to warm up your furnace now.

Adjust or Replace the Thermostat

If you're trying to save money on your energy expenses, you may place your thermostat on the highest setting possible. But if the temperature inside your home is substantially lower than the temperature on your thermostat, your furnace won't cycle on properly. Your furnace will think it's warm inside the house instead of chilly and uncomfortable.

One of the things you might do is install a smart thermostat in your home. A smart thermostat can automatically lower or raise to meet the temperature requirements in your house. You generally connect the thermostat to your phone or other smart device, which allows you to monitor the temperature in your home from work or school.

If you decide to use a smart thermostat and it doesn't work well to keep your home comfortable, contact a heating and air conditioning contractor. You may need to service your furnace.

Service Your Furnace

Some furnaces can blow cold air when they have a problem with their blower fan and burners. The fan can fill up with debris and stop spinning properly. The fan won't circulate air toward the burners properly.

If your furnace's burners clog up with soot, dust, and other debris, they won't fire up or ignite on time. The delay can allow cool air to pass through your air ducts and into the rest of the house. The parts of the burners that ignite your burners can also rust or fill up with debris. You might notice puffs of smoke or smell gas if this is an issue. Smoke and gas can be extremely dangerous if they allow toxic gases to permeate the home.

A heating and air conditioning specialist will generally check and clean your blower fan and burners for you. A contractor may also check the rest of the furnace for problems, such as a bad blower motor or clogged air filter. After a specialist repairs your furnace's problems, it should heat the home properly.

If you wish to learn more about how to improve your furnace's heating, contact an HVAC contractor, such as at Arnold Service Co, for more information today.


10 December 2017