With winter coming, it’s important for the furnace in your El Paso, Texas, home to run properly. Issues with your furnace can cause your home to experience uncomfortable temperatures. If your furnace is blowing cold air, keep reading to learn four reasons it’s doing so and how to fix it.
Check Your Thermostat
If your home feels cold, first check your thermostat. Make sure it’s on and doesn’t have low batteries. If the batteries are dead or low, switch them out. After checking the batteries, make sure that the thermostat is set to your desired temperature. If your furnace is still blowing cold air, check to see if the fan switch is set to “off.”
Check Your Pilot Light
Do you have a gas furnace? Check if the pilot light is lit. If the pilot light is out, follow the instructions to reignite it. If it won’t light or stay lit, there could be a bigger problem. You should contact an HVAC service technician to either help you relight it or repair the issue.
Check Your Gas Supply
Just like a vehicle, a furnace won’t run if it doesn’t have enough gas. If you have a gas furnace, make sure that your gas valve is on. If this doesn’t solve the problem, you may have a severed gas line. To avoid endangering your family, seek professional help.
Check Your Air Filters
Furnaces have a safety feature that causes them to shut down when they begin to overheat. One of the main reasons furnaces overheat is because of restricted airflow. If air isn’t flowing through your furnace properly, you might have a dirty air filter. Check your air filter to make sure it’s clean and replace it if needed. You should aim to change your furnace’s filter every 30 to 90 days throughout the fall and winter months.
Don’t fear if your furnace isn’t working properly. Follow these steps to see if you can easily fix the issue. If you’re still experiencing cold airflow, call The Home Systems Heating & Cooling at (915) 858-4141. We’ll make sure that your family stays warm during the cold months ahead.
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