As the seasons change, the more you feel the colder air blustering outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and adding a chill to your Chadron home, it’s time to call MPC Heating & Cooling. Occasionally 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 some of the main 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 ongoing maintenance performed on your gas furnace recently and you’ve forgotten to change your air filter, both 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 this occurs, 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 attributed to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, especially with older furnaces, for a draft to put out 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 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 battle 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 sealed properly 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 root of the problem is, MPC Heating & Cooling in Chadron can help you get your gas furnace up and working at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with regular, preventive maintenance. Give us a call at 308-832-4321 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.