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Why is My Gas Furnace Blowing Cold Air?

As the seasons change, the more you feel the cool air gusting outside. And … right inside your house? If your gas furnace is blowing cold air and giving a chill to your Moline home, it’s time to reach out to Freed Heating & Air Conditioning. Sometimes a lack of warm air from your gas furnace means a big repair, but many times it can be an easy fix. Here are some of the main reasons your gas furnace may be blowing cold air instead of making your home warm and cozy.

Your furnace might be overheating

If you haven’t had routine maintenance done on your gas furnace for some time and you’ve overlooked changing your air filter, each could signal why your furnace is blowing colder air. A dirty air filter can stop air from flowing freely through your furnace. If this occurs, the furnace might 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, specifically with older furnaces, for a breeze to extinguish a pilot light. Other causes of an extinguished pilot light are defective 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 battle to stay lit and leave you in the cold.

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 could be losing a lot of heated air before it ever reaches your vents.

No matter what the reason for the problem is, Freed Heating & Air Conditioning in Moline can help you get your gas furnace up and running at an efficient level again. We can also help keep it running with ongoing, preventive maintenance. Call our experts at 309-323-9584 or arrange an appointment with us online and we’ll be there to help.

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