One of the most common questions we get asked about heat pumps is what to do if the heat pump is blowing cold air. Many times, this doesn’t necessarily indicate a problem because heat pumps tend to blow out cooler air than other home heating sources, such as furnaces. However, how can you tell if there is something really wrong with your heat pump that requires professional attention?
The experts at Dowd’s Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning are here with the answers. We’ve been helping the residents and business owners of Philadelphia, Bensalem, Yardley, and the surrounding PA areas with all their heating and cooling needs since 1997.
Do You Need Heat Pump Repair?
As we mentioned, during normal operation, heat pumps will blow out cooler air than other heating systems, such as furnaces. That’s because rather than using a combustible fuel like gas or oil to directly heat the air, heat pumps use a method of heat transfer (much like air conditioners do) to take the heat from the outdoor air and transfer it into the indoor air. Heat pumps can efficiently do this until near-freezing temperatures.
So, if you feel cool air coming from your registers, but your house is comfortable and the temperature on the thermostat is where you would like it, you probably don’t have a problem. However, if the air feels very cold to the touch or you notice the temperature of your home decreases, there might be an issue.
There are many reasons why your heat pump could be producing cool air. First, you should check to make sure your thermostat is set to “heat.” Although this may seem obvious, you would be surprised by the number of times we’ve been called out to someone’s home, only to find that they had their thermostat improperly set. You can also check to ensure your thermostat is set to the correct temperature and is in working order—including swapping out the batteries.
If none of these things solve your cold air problem, it’s best to contact the professionals at Dowd’s Mechanical, Heating & Air Conditioning. We can come out and assess your heat pump to determine the cause of the problem.
Schedule Your Heat Pump Repair Today
The temperatures don’t show any signs of improving soon, so if you’re experiencing cold air from your heat pump, give us a call! We can visit your Philadelphia area home and diagnose your heat pump.