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Lukewarm Air Is a Bad Sign

As long as there’s anything but cold air coming from your air vents, you’re probably going to be fine, right? Well, not exactly. One of the first signs that a furnace exhibits before it starts to shut down or suffer from an efficiency problem, is it sends lukewarm air through your vents. There are a lot of reasons this could happen, but we assure you that none of them are good.

While you might just need a quick repair, your furnace could also be aging into retirement. In this case, you’ll need to call us for a new furnace installation in Fort Wayne, IN. You depend on your furnace to stay warm and cozy throughout the year, which means that any sign of a problem should be treated with care and attention.

Don’t worry! Our team is going to work hard on informing you as to what’s going on, and we’ll fix the system quickly so you can get back to your normal life.

Lukewarm Air Isn’t the Same as Hot Air

We need to get one thing out of the way before we start talking about lukewarm air coming from your air vents. Lukewarm air, or just “room temperature” air is not the same as heated air. When you put your hand up to your air vent, it should feel comforting, like the feeling you get when you eat a warm bowl of chili or soup. If you’re getting room temperature air coming from your vents, then you’re likely dealing with a furnace that’s not able to achieve it’s goal of heating your home properly.

It Could Be Due to Several Factors

Here are a few reasons why your furnace might be giving you lukewarm air.

  • A clogged air filter. First and foremost, turn your furnace off and change out the air filter. A clogged air filter could cause a decrease in effectiveness and overall worse performance from your furnace. See if this helps at all.
  • A gas leak. Gas could be leaking out of your furnace to the point where it’s having trouble creating a flame powerful enough to heat your whole home. This is dangerous and also likely leading to poor performance.
  • A component breakdown in the system. Whether it’s the burner, the ignition, or a component of the electrical system, your furnace could have a component that’s completely broken down. Your blower fans might be trying to circulate hot air through your home, but the heat isn’t being created at all due to the malfunction.
  • A blower fan malfunction. If the air coming from your vents is exiting slowly and not with the vigor and speed you’re used to, then you could have a problem with the blower fan too. Sometimes heat is being created by your furnace, but it’s just not being sent into the rooms of your house.
  • The system needs to be replaced. Gauge how many problems there are when you speak to a professional. If it seems like your system is bursting at the seams with expensive repair needs and it’s aging past its expiration date, then it might be time to replace your system with a new furnace installation. We can help with that.

Call Collier’s Comfort for advice on next steps to take with your furnace system. True Comfort, True Savings.

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