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Why is My Gas Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

As the seasons change, the more you feel the cooler air gusting outside. And … right inside your house? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and putting a chill to your Heflin home, it’s time to call Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc. Once in a while an absence of warm air from your gas furnace means a large repair, but a lot of time it can be a small fix. Here are a few of the more common reasons your gas furnace may be blowing cold air instead of making your home warm and cozy.

Your furnace may be overheating

If you haven’t had regular maintenance done on your gas furnace recently and you’ve overlooked changing your air filter, each could be the reason why your furnace is blowing colder air. A dirty air filter can prevent air from flowing freely through your furnace. If that happens, the furnace may overheat and shut down its burner.

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, specifically with older systems, for a gust of air to extinguish a pilot light. Other causes of an extinguished pilot light are faulty 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 struggle 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 might be losing a lot of heated air before it ever reaches your vents.

No matter what the root of the problem is, Bain Heating & Air Conditioning, Inc in Heflin can help you get your gas furnace up and operating at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with regular, preventive maintenance. Give us a call at 256-270-1196 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.

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