While it’s common for the air from your furnace to feel cold at first, it should heat up quickly. If it doesn’t, then further diagnostics are needed. There are a few reasons your heater could be blowing cold air, and the Orange County and Los Angeles heating professionals at Adeedo! have included some of the most common issues below:
Your Fan is On
If your heater is blowing cold air sometimes, but not others, you could have your fan turned on. If that is the case, air will blow all the time, but it will only be heated when the heater is on. To remedy the problem, you will need to turn the fan setting to “auto” instead of “on.”
Your Heating Element is Faulty
If you have an electric heating unit, you have a heating element that heats the air that is blown into your vents. If the heating element no longer is functioning, you will get cold air. This is a problem that needs to be diagnosed and repaired by a professional.
The Pilot Light is Out
If you have an older gas furnace, it may have a pilot light that must be lit in order for it to heat the air that goes through your vents. If the light is out, your unit will blow cold air because there is nothing to create heat. You can relight the pilot light yourself, but if you smell natural gas, you should call a professional heating repair technician.
When you have a problem with your heating unit, the expert Orange County and Los Angeles heating technicians from Adeedo! can not only quickly diagnose, but also repair the problem.