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Help, My Furnace Is Blowing Cool Air!

There are few experiences as troubling as sitting in your home, only to realize that your furnace is blowing cold air into your living space on a chilly winter night. There are a number of potential reasons why such a problem may develop. Whatever the specific case may be, know that you can count on our team to resolve the problem promptly and effectively. We are always here to handle your heating services inĀ Fort Collins, CO.

Is Your Thermostat Set Properly?

The first thing that you should do when you notice cool air coming from your furnace vents is to check your thermostat. It may sound obvious, but there are plenty of opportunities for your thermostat to bumped into or otherwise improperly set. You may have accidentally set the temperature too low, so the air feels cooler than it should. You may also have switched the thermostat over to a “fan only” mode. That could leave your furnace to circulate cool air from your house throughout the living space.

Is the Pilot Lit?

It’s not so often a problem with newer furnaces, but if you have an older system it is possible that your pilot light is out. The pilot is a necessary part of the fuel combustion process. You can go ahead and relight your pilot if you are comfortable doing so, but don’t ignore the problem if it happens frequently. Once in a while can be chalked up to a draft or other issue. A pilot light that is always going out likely represents a more serious issue, though, and one that could have implications for your safety.

Is the Problem Location Specific?

There is a chance that the issue of cold air blowing into an area of your home is actually the result of leaky ductwork, rather than a malfunctioning furnace. Does it seem as though only one room or area of your home is affected? If so, the air ducts servicing that area could be leaking, drawing in cooler air surrounding them and offsetting the heat generated by the furnace.

Fort Collins Heating & Air Conditioning is here to handle your heating services. We are the company you can trust.

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