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Why is My Gas Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

As the weather changes, the more you feel the cool air blowing outside. And … right inside your house? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and giving a chill to your Alice home, it’s time to contact Rescue Heating & Air . Occasionally the loss of warm air from your gas furnace means a major repair, but many times 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 keeping your home toasty.

Your furnace might 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 indicate why your furnace is blowing cold air. A dirty air filter can block air from flowing freely through your furnace. When this happens, the furnace may overheat and force 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 attributed to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, particularly with older systems, for a gust of air to smother 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 result in issues 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 battle to stay lit and leave you in the cold.

Your ducts may not be properly sealed

When ducts are correctly sealed or if they have any cracks or holes in them, you could be losing a lot of heated air before it ever reaches your vents.

No matter what the culprit of the problem is, Rescue Heating & Air in Alice 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 361-265-4371 or book an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.

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