Why Is My Heater Blowing Cold Air?

Posted on: December 27, 2019

Few things are as frustrating as feeling cold air blowing out of your heating vents when it’s already cold out. Your heater should be warming your house, but instead you’re worried that it’s making it colder.

The quickest way to solve this problem is to get in touch with a heating specialist like Jay Young Plumbing, Heating and A/C—we’re based in Lubbock and Wolfforth TX and serve the surrounding areas.

However, you may want to do a little troubleshooting yourself before you call an expert. Here are a few quick-fix problems that might be causing a heater to blow cold air.

3 Things to Check if your Heater is Blowing Cold Air

  1. First and foremost, take a look at the thermostat. Check if the batteries need replacing and if the fan is set to ON. If it’s set to ON or AUTO, try switching to OFF and see if that helps. If it’s set to OFF, your blower won’t run continuously, sending cold air through the vents when the room reaches the right temperature.
  2. Check the furnace’s pilot light if you have a gas furnace. If the pilot is out, it’s likely the burners aren’t lit and any air being forced through the vents will be unheated.
  3. Consider the last time you had the system checked. If it’s been a while, or you haven’t changed your filters recently, it could be malfunctioning due to lack of proper maintenance. Dirty filters especially can cause the system to overheat and initiate a safety shut off.

Contact Jay Young Plumbing, Heating & Air for Expert Help

We get that when the temperatures drop, heating is not something you want to be without for a long time. That’s why we promise our customers quick responses, easy scheduling and 24/7 emergency service. We’re fully licensed, bonded and insured, and have two decades of experience fixing heating problems.

If you’re plagued by frequent heater problems, consider replacing your unit with Jay Young. Our heater replacements focus on getting you higher efficiency and saving money on your monthly bills. We install heat pumps, ductless mini splits, zone control systems, programmable thermostats and so much more! Call 806-783-8318 to schedule your appointment.