Why is My Gas Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

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As the temps change, the more you feel the cooler air gusting outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and giving a chill to your Vancouver home, it’s time to contact Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC. Once in a while the loss of warm air from your gas furnace calls for a big repair, but often it can be a simple fix. Here are some of the main reasons your gas furnace might be blowing cold air instead of keeping your home toasty.

Your furnace could be overheating

If you haven’t had ongoing maintenance performed on your gas furnace for some time and you’ve overlooked changing your air filter, both could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cold air. A dirty air filter can block air from flowing freely through your furnace. If this occurs, the furnace may 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, especially with older furnaces, for a draft to extinguish 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 result in issues 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 even reaches the vents throughout the home.

No matter what the culprit of the problem is, Air Pro Heating & Cooling LLC in Vancouver 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. Give us a call at 360-464-1094 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.

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