If your heating pump is set to heat your home, then there is no circumstance under which it should be blowing cold air into your home. Unlike a furnace that may have a bit of a warmup time, heat pumps maintain a steady temperature and heat your home more gradually. So, if there is cold air coming out, it could be a problem. If you believe your heat pump is having issues, then any of the below could be causing the issue:
- You're Not Used to It – If you have a new heat pump and have never been exposed to them before, it can be a bit of a change. Instead of blasting out rather hot air like a furnace, a heat pump produces relatively lower temperature air. It is still warm, but it is not on the same level as a furnace. You may think something is wrong, but it is just a more gradual heating experience.
- Faulty Reversing Valve – The reversing valve is what switches your heat pump from heating to cooling. If your heat pump is blowing cold air, it could be stuck on cooling and will require a professional HVAC service to repair it.
- The Heat Pump is Frozen – Heat pumps are prone to freezing over on particularly cool days, so much so that they come with their own defrost function. However, if you constantly must run the defrost to get your heat pump running again, you may want to consider alternative heating for those super cold days.
- Maintenance is Needed – Like a furnace, a heat pump will suffer from a lack of regular maintenance, and often in a more tangible way. Debris can build up in or around the heat pump that restricts air flow. The pressure changes can then cause freezing which will result in much cooler air being produced.
Please feel free to contact us today with any questions and/or service needs that you may have. Our team of HVAC professionals is here to help.