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Why is My Gas Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

As the seasons change, the more you feel the colder air gusting outside. And … inside your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and giving a chill to your Booneville home, it’s time to reach out to Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC. Sometimes the loss of warm air from your gas furnace results in a large repair, but a lot of time 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 making your home warm and cozy.

Your furnace might be overheating

If you haven’t had ongoing maintenance performed on your gas furnace for some time and you’ve neglected to replace 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 could overheat and cause the burner to shut down.

Your pilot light may have gone out

Sometimes a lack of warm air from your gas furnace can be credited to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, specifically with older furnaces, for a draft to put out a pilot light. Other causes of an extinguished pilot light are faulty 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 reduce the warmth inside your house.

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 could 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, Booneville Heating & Cooling LLC in Booneville 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. Give us a call at 662-269-8716 or schedule an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.

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