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 putting a chill to your Oxford home, it’s time to contact Franklin's Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Sometimes the loss of warm air from your gas furnace calls for a major repair, but a lot of time it can be a simple fix. Here are a few of the more common reasons your gas furnace might be blowing cold air instead of warming up your house.
Your furnace could be overheating
If you haven’t had routine maintenance performed on your gas furnace for some time and you’ve neglected to replace your air filter, both could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cold air. A dirty air filter can stop air from flowing freely through your furnace. If that happens, the furnace may overheat and cause the burner to shut down.
Your pilot light may have gone out
It’s probable 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, particularly with older models, for a draft to put out a pilot light. Other causes of an extinguished pilot light are defective gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.
Your furnace is dirty
Just as a dirty air filter can mean issues 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 fight to stay lit and not be able to bring warmth to your home.
Your ducts may not be properly sealed
If your ducts aren’t properly sealed or if they have any cracks or holes in them, you may be losing a lot of heated air before it ever reaches your 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 routine, preventive maintenance. Contact us at 662-281-1231 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.