Why Is My Heat Pump Blowing Cold Air in Crawfordville, FL?

As winter brings cool temperatures and chilly overnight lows to Crawfordville, FL, you’re probably ready to switch your heat pump from cooling to heating. However, you might get a surprise if you realize there’s no warm air flowing out despite switching to heat mode. The following are some reasons your heat pump blows cold air even in heating mode.

Thermostat Settings

Thermostat error is one of the most common causes of cold air coming from a heat pump when it’s supposed to be blowing warm air. To operate in heating mode, the system’s fan needs to be on “auto” and the thermostat on “heat.” If you have it at your preferred temperature and it’s in the proper settings but is still blowing cold air, call a heating professional rather than trying to fix the issue yourself.

Refrigerant is Low

Although it sounds counter-intuitive, heat pumps use refrigerant to draw warmth from the air outside your home while it’s operating in winter. If your system is low on refrigerant, it won’t be able to do this task effectively. An HVAC technician will need to check if a leak or another issue is preventing the system from properly heating your home.

Broken Reversing Valve

The reversing valve is an important part of your heat pump. It “reverses” the directional flow of the refrigerant, allowing your system to blow hot air in winter. If it’s not working as it’s supposed to, your heat pump will send cold air into your home and will continue to do so until it gets fixed by an HVAC expert.

Don’t let cold air from your heat pump stop you from keeping warm this winter. Contact Advanced Air Care, Heating & Cooling LLC today to schedule a heating repair appointment. Our team is available for standard appointments and 24/7 for emergencies.

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