San Diego heaters are unsung heroes. Although cold blustery weather isn't often associated with San Diego, at the time of this blog, we're experiencing highs in the 40s! Nothing is more soothing on cold, wet day than cranking up the heat, making your home warm and inviting. Most of us don't even think about our furnaces until something goes drastically awry, leaving us without the warmth we crave.
San Diego Furnace Maintenance: Be Proactive
As a San Diego homeowner, you can take a few proactive steps to ensure the efficiency of and longevity of your furnace. A furnace requires occasional cleaning, so we recommend annual tune-ups an safety inspections. In fact, we offer VIP Service Plans so you can set-it-and-forget it! Regular maintenance will prolong the life of your heater, and keep it performing efficiently so you'll save money on bills.
Gas, oil and electric furnaces all perform the same task, but in very different ways. There are special considerations to take into account when working with each.
The issue with gas furnaces, for instance, are most likely related to problems with the thermo coupler, pilot light or some component within the electrical system.
Oil furnaces are quite a bit more complex than gas or electric furnaces. Cleaning an oil furnace is something that should be done on at least an annual basis.These furnaces are blowing air all through the house, and a good way to make your air is cleaner is to start at the source. Oil furnaces tend to get very dirty, but a bit of regular cleaning will go a long way. You can start but replace the filter. If it is a permanent filter, there is a special chemical that needs to be sprayed on it. Check the manufacturer's directions or contact a San Diego furnace repairspecialist. You can also remove the panel that covers the filter to get to the fan unit. Unplug the fan unit and pull it out to get to the blower unit to clean it up too.
An electric furnace can be the most expensive to run, but its maintenance costs are typically lower. It's still important to have it serviced at the beginning of each, heating season and it's recommended to have the professionals handle concerns with heating elements, electrical connections, relays, and transformers. Call us anytime for more information on San Diego furnace repair or maintenance. We're open 7 am - 7 pm, 7 days a week for your convenience. We hope you never have an emergency, but we are available to you 24 hours for emergency heating repairs.