American Clean Air and Heating

Is Your HVAC Blowing Cold Air in Winter?

Your heating system should give you cold, comfortable air during the colder months. However, it blows cold air instead, it can be bad news for you. But no need to worry because American Clean Air and Heating is here to sort it out. 

American Clean Air and Heating’s Recommendations 

Before you call a technician though, there are things you can do on your own. Here are some of them: 

Check Thermostat Setting 

You might have forgotten to set the thermostat to a comfortable temperature. But when you sit on your couch and you feel warm sometimes and other times, you feel a chilly breeze coming from the vents. Check the thermostat again and determine if it’s set at the right, comfortable temperature. If you’re using a smart thermostat, you can change the setting to auto. 

Check the Battery of the Thermostat 

Now, if you have checked the thermostat and the temperature is set properly, the issue might be the result of a run-down battery. That is if the thermostat is battery-powered. On the other hand, if it’s a newly purchased unit, it can be that the thermostat isn’t compatible with your existing HVAC. 

What to do? Replace the battery, if it’s run down. If not, consult our technician to check if the thermostat is compatible with your air and heating system. The technician will evaluate the system and the thermostat. If it’s not compatible, you will have to replace your thermostat and make sure that it’s the one recommended by the technician. 

Replace or Clean Air Filter 

A dirty air filter can cause the HVAC to blow cold air in winter. It can be clogged, thereby, restricting airflow. The safety switch will shut off the burner causing the fan to blow cold air. The quick solution is to replace the filter or clean it if you’re using the permanent type. 

Inadequate Gas Supply

If there’s not enough gas supply, your heating system won’t work properly. It can be that you turned off the gas supply accidentally. Is the valve closed? If the gas supply is on and the valve is open, then you should call an HVAC technician. You should not attempt to inspect and fix the gas line on your own. Make sure to call a technician to ensure that indeed, there’s no gas supply. 

Leaky Ducts 

Older ductwork can create cracks or leaks because of wear and tear. If this is the case, the system blows warm air but the heat leaks out so the air that reaches you is cold. Repairing this issue is not a DIY. Make sure to contact a professional to handle it. 

American Clean Air and Heating

Stay Warm this Winter 

Before winter comes, make sure to have your HVAC maintained or repaired by American Clean Air and Heating. Our experts will ensure that you stay comfortably warm in the winter or cool in summer. Call our experts today to get free estimates: (323) 746-8100