During the colder months, keeping your family warm and cozy is a priority. It’s hard to achieve if your heater is blowing cold air. Your equipment could develop this issue due to several reasons. Fortunately, it doesn’t always mean you need a new heating and air conditioning system.
Keep reading to find out what causes heaters to produce cold air.
Your Thermostat Is in the Wrong Setting
The thermostat is the control center of your HVAC system. When it is in the wrong setting, your indoor comfort will suffer. If your heater is blowing cold air, the first thing you should do is check your thermostat. You may have simply forgotten to change the temperature when the season changed. Also, set it to “auto” instead of “on.” Doing so ensures your furnace and fan run at the same time.
Your Unit Is Still Warming Up
It’s normal for a heater to produce cold air at first when you just turned it on. You should feel the room warming up after a couple of minutes. If after 15 minutes the unit still blows cold air, you might need to contact your heating and air conditioning service provider.
You Need to Replace Your Air Filter
Air filters must be replaced regularly for HVAC systems to remain efficient and last long. Dirty filters will restrict airflow in the unit, preventing it from circulating warm air to your living space. It could also cause the equipment to overheat or break down.
You Have Leaky Air Ducts
Leaks in the ducts will cause the warm air to escape before reaching the vents. They could occur if you have an old HVAC unit or when a small creature bites on the ducts. Schedule an inspection to confirm if this is the issue you are dealing with and have it fixed immediately.
Don’t hesitate to contact J & M Air Conditioning & Heating if you think your HVAC system is malfunctioning. We will thoroughly inspect your heating or air conditioning unit to diagnose the issue and suggest the best way to address it. Call us at (951) 654-3464 (San Jacinto) or (760) 296-7075 (Palm Desert). You may also fill out our contact form to schedule an appointment. We work with clients in Hemet, CA, and nearby communities.