Why is cold air coming out of my vents?

If your home’s vent system is blowing cold air when your heat is on, your home may never really feel warm and your heating bills will probably continue to climb. So what’s wrong? It is most likely a leaky duct system—but you should have your home’s heating efficiency checked out by an HVAC professional.

Inconsistent temperatures coming from your vents signal that your ductwork is likely to blame. A certified heating technician will be able to diagnose your problem. If your ducts are properly sealed, cold Ohio air could be creeping in from outside and cooling down your home while making your furnace work harder than ever.

Ducts should be tightly sealed and insulated to keep the air in them warm during the winter. If cold air is seeping into your ductwork, it must blow out of the duct registers before the furnace’s warm air can—thus it feels like air conditioned air is ventilated through your home despite the thermostat being set to heat at 72-degrees.

By calling a professional company to seal your ducts, you will not only fix your problem of cold air coming out of your vents, but you can also benefit from:

  • Improved overall comfort – when your ductwork is properly maintained and sealed, it will improve the airflow throughout your home and allow your heating systems to do its jobs effectively.
  • Lower energy bills – duct sealing can help lower your energy bills and increase the performance of your heating systems so that you’re not paying higher monthly energy bills for heat you’re not feeling.
  • Improved indoor air quality – if there are leaks and gaps in your ductwork, there is the chance that fumes from household chemicals, insulation particles, dust, etc.—things that would normally be trapped by air filters—can enter your ducts and be circulated through the air in your home. Duct sealing will close these gaps in your ducts and reduce the chances of pollutants getting into your air.
  • Environmental contribution – simply put, when you’re using less energy, you’re helping the environment. Reducing the amount of energy required to heat your home helps to reduce the amount of air pollution generated.

Who to Call for Duct Sealing in the Cincinnati, OH Area

If you want to stop your vents from blowing out cold air while your furnace is running and save money on your monthly utility bills, contact Rick’s Heating & Cooling today. We can schedule an estimate for your duct sealing in Cincinnati, Morrow, Lebanon, or the surrounding areas in Ohio. We have provided exceptional HVAC services to the residents of Ohio since 1986, and we have the experience and expertise required to fix your leaky ducts.