What to do when your heater is blowing cold air
In winter, there is nothing worse than cranking up your heat only to discover that the heater is blowing cold air instead of the warm air you expected. When this happens to you – what do you do? Here are four steps you can take when your heater Is blowing cold air!
Four Steps To Take When Your Heater Is Blowing Cold Air
Here are a few tips to consider before making that heating service call when you discover that your heater is blowing cold air.
First – Check the Thermostat
Before making that phone call to the heating repair company, the first step you can complete to check your heater is to verify that the thermostat is properly set. It’s quite common that homeowners will simply forget to change the thermostat from ‘cool’ to ‘heat’.
Second – Check the HVAC System Filters
Another leading cause of heating units blowing cold air is when the heater is overwhelmed with dust and debris inside the system and simply needs a quick ‘reset’. Dirty filters often cause this in the HVAC ductwork system. When your filters get clogged up it reduces the airflow through the entire HVAC system. When this occurs, the heaters will sometimes stop functioning. A great first step is to change out your filters and then reset your system. You’ll also want to check the outside heating unit (if it’s installed outside) to verify that the fan is not blocked with debris, leaves or other things that might impact the air circulation.
Third – Check the Electrical Connections
One common cause that is often overlooked is when power outages occur. When the power shuts off for an extended period of time, most heating units (especially the thermostats of the system) tend to reset to ‘factory settings’. When this occurs, sometimes manual or automatic programming you’ve entered into the heating system will ‘reset’ and not function correctly. If you system is set up for summertime, this can cause cold air to blow into the house. The solution here is rather simple. Check the thermostat and electrical connections to verify that everything is plugged in correctly, and that the programming information on the electric thermostat is accurate.
Fourth – Contact a Reliable Heating Service Professional at Air & Water Factor
Even though the above steps are simple, the truth is that most heating problems involving blowing cold air inside your Mesa home are often due to an internal heating system problem. This is why, if the above quick fixes don’t work, you should contact your Air &Water Factor heating service repair specialist as soon as possible. Quite often heating system repairs can be easily fixed as soon as the problem is found. However, if gone unchecked or unrepaired, the problems can progressively worsen.
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