Have you discovered your heating system is blowing cold air? You might assume you need heating repair for your Austin home, but that isn’t always the case. Heating systems emit cooler air for several reasons, and many of those problems don’t require expensive repairs.

The Heating System Hasn’t Had Time to Warm Up

Furnaces and heat pumps need time to heat up. The system doesn’t automatically expel heated air. Most systems need to run for a few minutes before warm air releases from the vents. If the system continues to blow cool air for longer than ten minutes, call a heating and cooling specialist to inspect the system.

The HVAC Filter Is Dirty and Needs to Be Replaced

A dirty HVAC filter can also cause your heating system to discharge cool air. Clogged filters make it difficult for air to move through the system. A furnace needs to draw in air to create the flow that distributes heat. Replacing the filter every 30-90 days based on the filter type is the surest way to keep the air sufficiently warm and maintain healthier indoor air quality.

You Have a Dirty Flame Sensor

Gas heating systems have a flame sensor that signals when to turn the heat on and off. When this sensor gets dirty, it can’t relay the message and doesn’t recognize if the system’s burners have turned on. The burners won’t ignite, but the unit will run and emit cooled air.

Other reasons that you might not be getting warm air include:

  • Tripped breaker
  • Iced-over heat pump coils
  • Pilot lights that need to be relit

If you’re worried about the efficiency of your heating system, get in touch with local HVAC specialists to troubleshoot the issue. Fixing problems at their onset is the best way to avoid emergency heating repair and to have peace of mind that your heating system will keep you comfortable in your home all winter. For all heating repair and installation services in Austin, call the friendly, NATE-Certified technicians at AC Pros Air Conditioning & Plumbing today!

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