On a chilly winter night, the last thing you want to feel in your Tampa Bay area home is cold air coming from your heater vents. Thanks to the mild Florida climate, you don’t need to heat your home often, but when you do, you want it to work. If your heat pump blows cold air, it could be a number of easily fixable issues.
Before you call your trusted HVAC technician, take a look at this list of common reasons your heater might not be warming your home:
- If your heat pump blows cold air immediately after starting up, that’s normal. It takes a moment for the cool air in the system to be replaced with heated air, just like it takes a few seconds for hot water to reach your sink after turning the faucet on.
- A constant stream of cold air usually means your fan is set to “on” instead of “auto.” Find your thermostat and check. When the fan is set to “auto,” it only runs when the heat pump is in its heating cycle, while “on” means the fan is running constantly.
If none of these tips fix your problem, you need to call an HVAC contractor. The complicated electronics and machinery inside of your furnace require a trained professional and specialized tools to diagnose. If you haven’t already, think about purchasing a maintenance agreement from your HVAC contractor. They’ll regularly perform preventive maintenance on your equipment so it always works when you need it.
If your heat pump blows cold air and you’d like to schedule a professional to assess it, contact Cox Air Conditioning & Heating. We proudly serve homeowners throughout the Tampa Bay area.