There are several reasons your heater might be blowing cold air. It may be necessary to call a professional to examine your heater and solve it prior to the start of cold weather. Some of the most common reasons why your heater blows cold air are a dirty air filter, a faulty thermostat, or a problem with the heater.
Clogged ducts or vents
A heating system or furnace relies on an adequate amount of air flow in order to heat your home properly. If you notice that the filters are not as clean and clear as usual, this could be the cause of your heating system not working. Most likely, you will have to change the air filter in order to resolve the problem. Dirty or clogged filters may also be the cause of more serious issues such as a damage to the heating system or furnace. If you are unsure how to replace the filters or if you want a more thorough inspection and cleaning you can also contact Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning for your maintenance and tune up needs.
Is your thermostat showing any errors?
The thermostat for your furnace is an important part of the system. It tells the furnace when to turn on and off, in order to maintain the desired temperature in your home. If the thermostat isn’t working properly, it may not correctly tell the furnace when to produce heat for the home. It may be possible there there is a connection issue from the thermostat itself to your heating system.
If the thermostat appears to be working properly it may actually be a part in your heating system that needs to be replaced. A furnace will sometimes have a heat pump or gas pack that is not longer functioning and a simple part replacement can be the solution.
If you are unable to find the problem with your thermostat, it may be time to contact a professional. For more information on heating system repairs and other services contact us.
Is it time to replace your system?
It’s probably been a while since you’ve thought about the age of your heating and cooling system, but it’s worth taking a look this winter. How old is your heat pump or gas pack? If it’s more than 10 years old, it might be time for a replacement. Sometimes mechanical parts in the heating system will just break down with regular use. It may be that the heating elements in your furnace need to be replaced even if the unit still seems to be blowing. You can find more information about heating installation or replacements here.
Keep Yourself Warm And Have a Professional Check
There can be a number of reasons why your furnace is blowing cold air. You may be able to resolve the issue by checking and changing your air filters, or checking the thermostat. However if those do not resolve the problem or if you are not sure what the issue is, it is best to call a professional to inspect your furnace and help you solve the problem.
Call Patterson Heating & Air Conditioning today at (704) 368-3973 or contact us online.