El Niño may be offering us a milder winter, but you still don't want to be out in the cold!
Was your home just a bit too cold last winter? Furnace problems are likely the cause for the discomfort. By understanding common causes behind a heating issue, you can keep your home warm as the temperature drops this season.
What Causes Furnaces to Blow Cool Air?
Getting your home back to a comfortable temperature requires determining what the core problems are.
Common issues include:
- A broken or improperly set thermostat that does not initiate the heating cycle
- A tripped or blown circuit breaker that’s connected to the heating system
- Propane or gas valves locked in the off position
- Issues with the pilot light
- Electronic ignition issues related to hot surface or intermittent pilot ignition
Furnace Problems can have Simple Solutions
While furnace issues can be frustrating, there may be some simple solutions you can try, including:
- Make sure the thermostat is set high enough to trigger the heating system
- Check to make certain the switch is set to heat and not fan or cool only
- Clean non-digital thermostats
- Check for circuit breakers and reset or replace the breaker or fuse
- Ensure the pilot light is still lit
Sometimes, even after you've done all the steps above, the furnace or heating system simply will not return heat to your home. The risk of injury is always possible, so please be cautious when doing maintenance on a furnace yourself.
For professional help with your furnace issues, or for any other home comfort concerns, contact Air Dynamics Heating & Cooling. We’re proud to serve San Angelo area homeowners.
Air Dynamics is here to take care of you. If you haven't had your attic, ducts, and insulation checked in a while, let us help save you money and make your home warm and comfortable throughout the fall and winter.
Justin Brumley, Owner
Air Dynamics Heating and Cooling 325-455-3191