Heating Service Experts in Bakersfield, CA
Does your furnace need service by a heating service professional? Give us a call. Bakersfield isn’t the coldest place to live in the winter, but it sure is nice to have a warm home in January. Is your furnace not working? Are your vents blowing out cold air when the outside temperature is only 40 degrees? Call us if you would like us repair, maintain, or replace your furnace.
- What are some signs that your furnace needs repairing?
- Ignition problems: if you have an older furnace, it most likely has a pilot light and after years of use it can start having some problems. Newer heaters have hot surface ignitors and again, after repeated use, problems can crop up.
- Furnace switch is off: A lot of these switches look just like a light switch and some homeowners don’t know that it shuts off the furnace. Check it out before giving us a call.
- Dirty air filters: Sometimes if the furnace shuts off pretty soon after starting, the system could be overheating. Dirty air filters restrict air flow. Changing air filters regularly should be a top priority.
- Duct leaks: If you detect a vent that isn’t blowing out hot air, it could possibly the ducting has a leak.
- Tripper breaker: Sometimes the breaker is tripped. Try turning it back on and see if it fixes the issue. If this happens repeatedly, it could mean something is wrong with your electrical system or maybe even the furnace itself.
- If you have any issues with your furnace, give us a call!
- Just like a car, your furnace needs occasional maintenance as well. There are many things you can do yourself to help keep your furnace running in top condition, such as replacing air filters is a top priority to prevent your HVAC system from working too hard. Other things such as lubricating bearings and checking fan belts and pulleys are easy tasks too if you know what to look for. Do you burners need cleaning? Are there any gas leaks? Any debris around the blower wheel? We can help you with all of that.
- There are a few things to consider when deciding to repair or replace your furnace.
- Is the warranty on the furnace expired? Warranties will usually cover the cost of the original components and those are covered but won’t cover labor and incidental costs. If the warranty is expired and you don’t think the cost of the repair is worth it, it might be time to consider a new furnace or HVAC system.
- Are the repair costs too high? Replacement is probably a good idea if you have seen multiple repairs in a short period of time, such as 2-3 repairs in a year.
- Has your heating bill gone up dramatically over the years? It might be a good time to consider replacing your furnace. Newer furnaces are more efficient as technology improves.
- Is your furnace really old? When your furnace is nearing the end of the its operational life, it’s a lot less efficient and most likely more expensive to maintain. Consider replacing your furnace.