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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 … in your home? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and giving a chill to your Ridgedale and the Branson area home, it’s time to contact Branson HVAC, LLC. Sometimes a lack of warm air from your gas furnace calls for a major repair, but many times it can be a small fix. Here are some of the main reasons your gas furnace could 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, both could indicate why your furnace is blowing cool air. A dirty air filter can stop air from flowing freely through your furnace. When this happens, the furnace could 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, especially with older models, for a gust of air to smother a pilot light. Other reasons for an extinguished pilot light are damaged gas valves or a faulty thermocouple.

Your furnace is dirty

Just as a dirty air filter can cause problems for your gas furnace, so can other furnace components if they aren’t correctly cleaned. A dirty gas burner or flame sensor could cause your furnace to fight 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 culprit of the problem is, Branson HVAC, LLC in Ridgedale and the Branson area can help you get your gas furnace up and working at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with regular, preventive maintenance. Contact us at 417-319-1779 or book an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.

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