5 Reasons Why Heat Pumps Blow Cold Air

5 Reasons Why Heat Pumps Blow Cold Air
A malfunctioning heat pump that blows cold air can be a homeowner’s worst nightmare and it’s the last thing that anyone would want to happen. So, before things get out of hand, you need to come up with a solution, and that’s the reason why we’re here. We aim to help resolve your comfort issues with ease and excellence without going beyond your budget. So, why do heat pumps blow cold air? Here are five (5) possible reasons:

Incorrect Thermostat Setting

One of the possibilities why it’s blowing cold air is because the temperature is set incorrectly on your thermostat. Someone among your family members might have changed it without notice. When pinned down by a malfunctioning heat pump, remember to check your thermostat and ensure it’s set to heat. Most importantly, see to it that it’s in the right temperature setting.

Low Refrigerant Level

Every heat pump contains refrigerant, a substance that traps heat from outside and moves it inside the home. A refrigerant leak can cause your system to dwindle and lose efficiency in heating your home. If you have doubts that this is the problem you’re facing, ask your HVAC expert to check it for you. Call 972-316-9405.

Reversing Valve Problems

Heat pumps have reversing valve that switches the device from cooling to heating mode. Reversing valves doesn’t often fail; however, if they do, it can result in a lot of confusion while troubleshooting. Issues like the valve getting stuck in the cooling position, the coil being defective, or a leaking valve are a few problems that you may encounter. When there’s a problem in the valve, the air coming out of your vents will be cold, not warm. To fix it, you’ll need to contact an expert and have them take a look at your system. Set an appointment today.

Wrong Fan Setting

Another common reason why you can’t feel heated air is because your fan is set to ON. In this setting, the air will blow whether it’s warm or not. Change the setting to AUTO; only then your heat pump will blow heated air.

Your Heat Pump Is In Defrost Cycle

If your heat pump is blowing cold air, check outside and see if your outdoor unit is covered in ice or has frost on it. If so, your heat pump is likely in defrost mode, so as a result, it pumps cold air. Therefore, you don’t need to call a technician. You just have to wait until the cycle ends. However, if your heat pump doesn’t return to heating mode and you’re noticing cold air for an extended period, you should reach out to an expert and have it checked right away to prevent further difficulties. If you want to learn more about the heat pump defrost cycle, check out our blog. At Spencer Air Conditioning and Heating, we value your comfort; that’s why we offer expertise in all types of residential service, maintenance, design, and installation.