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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 … in your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and giving a chill to your Reinholds home, it’s time to call County Line Mechanical LLC. Occasionally the loss of warm air from your gas furnace results in a large repair, but many times it can be a simple fix. Here are a few of the more common reasons your gas furnace might be blowing cold air instead of warming up your house.

Your furnace could be overheating

If you haven’t had routine maintenance performed on your gas furnace for some time and you’ve forgotten to change your air filter, both could indicate why your furnace is blowing colder air. A dirty air filter can block air from flowing freely through your furnace. If that happens, the furnace might overheat and force the burner to shut down.

Your pilot light may have gone out

Sometimes 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, specifically with older models, for a breeze to put out a pilot light. Other reasons for an extinguished pilot light are defective gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.

Your furnace is dirty

Just as a dirty air filter can cause 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 struggle to stay lit and reduce the warmth inside your house.

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 even reaches the vents throughout the home.

No matter what the reason for the problem is, County Line Mechanical LLC in Reinholds 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. Call our experts at 717-216-0846 or book an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.

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