When cold air is coming from your heater during the winter, we advise you
not to panic. Before giving Phoenix Air Conditioning a call, there are
ways to resolve this issue all by yourself. Some problems are typically
minor, so we’ll address the most common causes.
Wait A Few Minutes
Just like when hot water doesn’t immediately run through your faucet
right after you turn it on, the newly heated air takes time to travel
through your ducts. Whether it’s a gas furnace or electric heater,
the heated air needs a few minutes to develop once it’s on. In any
case, check how old your furnace is or how much insulation you have around
your ducts to see if that may hasten the process.
Make Sure Your Thermostat Is Set Higher Than Your Home Temperature
If cold air continues to come out of your heater, then take a look at your
thermostat. If it’s not set at a higher temperature than the one
in your home, the unit will not turn on. Also verify if your thermostat
relies on batteries if it’s not connected to central power. Interference
with the thermostat’s connection with your heater may be an issue
with a low battery.
Check Pilot Light (Gas Furnace Only)
Find out if your system’s pilot light is lit. If it’s unable
to relight, then check on your fuel supply and see if your gas valve may
have been inadvertently turned off. If you can’t determine if your
furnace is receiving the proper gas supply, try turning on the gas stove
to test it.
Reboot Your Heating System
If all else fails, lower the thermostat so that the heat setting is completely
off and then disconnect the electricity from the unit. Wait for about
3-5 minutes before restoring the power.
If problems still persist, then it would be wise to seek professional help.
Ensure your heater is ready for the winter by scheduling a maintenance
checkup with one of our technicians.
Contact our Palm Beach County heating service company today to schedule a service today!