Why is My Gas Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

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As the weather changes, the more you feel the cool air blustering outside. And … in your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and giving a chill to your Beaverton home, it’s time to reach out to Garoken Energy Co. Inc.. Once in a while the loss of warm air from your gas furnace results in a big repair, but often it can be a simple fix. Here are several 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 regular maintenance completed on your gas furnace lately and you’ve forgotten to change your air filter, each could be the reason why your furnace is blowing cold air. A dirty air filter can prevent air from flowing freely through your furnace. If that happens, the furnace may 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 related to something as simple as a pilot light that’s gone out. It’s possible, particularly with older systems, for a breeze to smother a pilot light. Other causes of an extinguished pilot light are damaged gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.

Your furnace is dirty

Just as a dirty air filter can mean problems 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 not be able to bring warmth to your home.

Your ducts may not be properly sealed

If your ducts aren’t properly sealed or if they have any cracks or holes in them, you may be losing a lot of heated air before it ever reaches your vents.

No matter what the root of the problem is, Garoken Energy Co. Inc. in Beaverton can help you get your gas furnace up and operating at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with ongoing, preventive maintenance. Give us a call at 503-848-3838 or book an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.

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