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Why is My Gas Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

As the seasons change, the more you feel the cool air gusting outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Oxford home, it’s time to reach out to Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc.. Sometimes an absence of warm air from your gas furnace means a large repair, but often it can be an easy fix. Here are several reasons your gas furnace could be blowing cold air instead of keeping your home toasty.

Your furnace may be overheating

If you haven’t had ongoing maintenance done on your gas furnace for some time and you’ve forgotten to change your air filter, either could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cool air. A dirty air filter can stop air from flowing freely through your furnace. If that 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 related to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, specifically with older models, for a draft to put out 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 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 leave you in the cold.

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 could be losing a lot of heated air before it can get to the vents.

No matter what the root of the problem is, Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. in Oxford can help you get your gas furnace up and running at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with regular, preventive maintenance. Call our experts at 662-281-1231 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.

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