Why Is My Heater Blowing Cool Air?

chilly-manLiving in an area with pretty mild winters does mean that you are going to be using your air conditioner more than you do your heater. What it does not mean, however, is that your heater is of no concern. The fact of the matter is that your heater is going to have to step up to the plate when temperatures dip below a comfortable level. Is your system going to be ready to do so successfully when the chill of winter settles in?

When you invest in a good heater from a trusted manufacturer, and you schedule routine maintenance for that home heating system, you can count on your heater keeping your home warm and cozy throughout the colder nights of the year. You have to understand, however, that no heating system will ever be 100% dependable. Eventually, your heater is going to run into operational problems. When it does, you can count on our team to handle your heating repairs in Corona, CA correctly.

The Worst Case Scenario

Has your heater always blown cool air into certain areas of the house, since the day that it was installed? Does it blow warm air into those areas closer to the heating unit? If so, then the sad truth is that your heater may just be underpowered due to improper sizing. There is not really any way to beef up your existing system, meaning that replacing your heater with an appropriately sized system may be necessary.

Check the Thermostat

We are more than happy to handle any heating repairs that you may need. Before scheduling service, though, we do recommend that you rule out any very obvious solutions. For instance, just check the thermostat before giving us a call. If you have a heat pump that is still set to its cooling mode, or if your thermostat is set to “fan-only,” you don’t really need to pay to have a technician come out in order to resolve the problem.

Your Ducts May Be Leaking

If you have consistent issues with cool spots in your home, it could be due to subpar insulation allowing for excessive heat transfer. If you actually have cool air blowing from your vents in these areas, though, it means that you could likely have a problem with the ductwork serving this area. If the air ducts delivering air to any area in your home are compromised, then they may take in cool air from unconditioned spaces and wind up blowing that cool air into the living space.

Combustion Problems

If you have a heater with a standing pilot light, then it is possible that the pilot is going out. You may also have a faulty thermocouple sensing unsafe temperatures for combustion, in which case the thermocouple will shut the process down in order to protect you. Whatever the case, these are definitely problems that you want resolved by trained professionals.

Schedule your heating services with Goettl Air Conditioning SoCal. We’ll keep your heater functioning properly.