As the weather changes, the more you feel the cool air blustering outside. And … right inside your house? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and adding a chill to your Bishop home, it’s time to contact Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning. Occasionally the loss of warm air from your gas furnace calls for a big repair, but many times it can be an easy fix. Here are some of the main 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 routine maintenance performed on your gas furnace lately and you’ve neglected to replace your air filter, either could signal why your furnace is blowing cool air. A dirty air filter can block air from flowing freely through your furnace. If that happens, the furnace might overheat and cause the burner to shut down.
Your pilot light may have gone out
Sometimes 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 smother a pilot light. Other factors when it comes to an extinguished pilot light are faulty gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.
Your furnace is dirty
Just as a dirty air filter can mean problems for your gas furnace, so can other furnace components if they aren’t appropriately 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 could be losing a lot of heated air before it even reaches the vents throughout the home.
No matter what the reason for the problem is, Bishop Heating & Air Conditioning in Bishop can help you get your gas furnace up and working at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with routine, preventive maintenance. Give us a call at 760-784-9034 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.