There's nothing worse than feeling cold air come out of your vents in the dead of winter. When that happens, you know you have a problem with your furnace. Luckily, not all the issues that cause your furnace to blow cold air are signs of a dire emergency – although some of them can be. If your furnace is blowing cold air, it's time to take action. Here are three of the problems you may be facing right now.
Does the pilot flame in your furnace look strange and the central heater has stopped producing the usual amount of heat? If the pilot flame is abnormal, there is the possibility that your heater isn't working properly due to incomplete combustion. The worst thing about incomplete combustion is that it can produce carbon monoxide, which is highly dangerous to inhale because it can result in health problems or death. An emergency heating system repair technician should be hired fast to repair the problem and ensure that your life isn't at risk.
When you replace your air conditioning unit, there's a reason for it. If you're replacing it due to it failing sooner than it should have, it's possible that it was placed in a bad location. Here, you'll learn a little about selecting the placement of your exterior air conditioning unit.
Go out to where your air conditioning unit is located. Look up. Do you see clear skies? If your air conditioning unit was positioned under a tree, too close to your home, or has other overhead hazards that could come crashing down on it at any given time, it's time to rethink where the unit is positioned.
Your furnace or central heating unit works to keep your home comfortable throughout the winter months, but the costs associated with running this major appliance can quickly add up as the temperature drops. Fortunately, there are a number of things that you can do to ensure that your heating bills are kept to a minimum without sacrificing the comfort level within your home.
The most important thing that you can do to drastically cut down on your monthly heating bills is to make use of a programmable thermostat to set an operation schedule for your furnace.
Airflow is key to a productive and efficient HVAC system. That is, if you air is not flowing efficiently, you will basically be wasting money. No matter how energy efficient your furnace, boiler, heat pump, condenser, and/or evaporator are, your system will be wasteful if your air is not flowing properly.
Adjust Your Air Registers
The first thing you should always do if you are having airflow issues is check your air registers.