Winter is officially here, and with it has come bitterly cold temperatures and snow showers. As such, it’s vital that you have a fully functioning heating system to get you through the next few months. So, if you’ve turned yours on only to discover it is blowing cold air into your Spokane Valley, WA home, then your natural inclination may be to panic.
Before you pick up the phone to dial our number, however, we have a few things for you to check. Keep these following tips in mind if you encounter cold air this winter. Of course, if you do end up needing repairs we will, of course, be there to help, any time of day or night! Whether your issue is an emergency or it’s not, you can count on our team for quality heating repairs.
Check Your Thermostat Settings
Sometimes the problem isn’t with your heater, but rather with your thermostat—and it may not even be a problem at all. Be sure to check your thermostat once you find cold air coming from your heater.
It may just be that the temperature setting is lower than you thought, particularly if you have family members who may have different heating preferences than you do. Additionally, If you use a heat pump, geothermal system, or ductless system, then you might have forgotten to switch it to heating mode for the winter.
This issue is a bit more serious, although easily repairable when you give our technicians a call. If the cool air is only coming from one vent and not the others, then you may very well be dealing with damage to your ductwork. Ask us about our professional duct repair and duct sealing services.
Thermocouple/ Flame Sensor Issues
These problems are those of which you do want to call for immediate assistance. Your heater is equipped with a safety device—either a flame sensor or thermocouple—that directs it to shut down the system if fuel temperatures are not hot enough to ensure safe combustion.
When it does this, you may notice cool air coming through the vents. This can also happen if the pilot light is out. Don’t hesitate to give our team a call if you suspect this is the problem.
ACI Northwest is here to help with all of your home comfort needs and concerns. Contact us today!