When the temperatures start to dip, you want to ensure your house is comfortable and safe all winter. You need a fully functioning heater or furnace. To ensure your unit is working correctly, call Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for repairs, maintenance, and tune-up appointments in Atascadero, CA. We guarantee satisfaction!
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We provide complete heating services to Atascadero, including:
- Emergency heating repair services
- Heating maintenance
- Heater replacement
- Furnace tune-up and repair
- Furnace replacement
- Heat pump services
- Commercial heating services
Signs Your Furnace Needs To Be Repaired
Having your furnace go out in the middle of winter is never ideal, but unfortunately, it can happen. Before it completely stops working, there are symptoms you should watch for that can indicate you need to schedule professional services, including:
- Short cycling: If the furnace runs for less than three minutes before it shuts off. This can indicate a malfunctioning heat exchanger or an issue with your thermostat.
- Irregular flames: If you look at the burners in your unit, they should have relatively even rows of flames. They should not be uneven or lean toward the back. If they do, it could signal dirty burners, or it could be a more serious problem, like a cracked heat exchanger. This can lead to carbon monoxide poisoning and needs to be addressed right away.
- Unusual sounds: If your forced-air system starts to make rumbling, popping, or whistling noises when the furnace is running it could indicate a number of problems.
- Cracked heat exchanger: If you experience frequent headaches or flu-like symptoms, it could be due to a cracked heat exchanger, which can lead to a carbon monoxide leak.
This can lead to serious health issues and should be inspected by a professional immediately.
Common Furnace Problems
When our technicians inspect malfunctioning furnaces, there are some common issues they see around Atascadero. These include:
- Lack of maintenance: Failing to schedule regular maintenance visits with our certified professionals can lead to a number of issues with your furnace. To avoid this, have our technicians perform a tune-up at least once a year.
- Dirty or clogged filters: Dirty filters can cause your system to malfunction and lead to poor indoor air quality. You can reduce the strain on your unit by replacing your filters regularly, about every three months.
- Mechanical wear and tear: An aging furnace can develop more frequent issues and lose efficiency. If this happens you should consult our technicians to determine if it is more cost-effective to have the system replaced.
- Malfunctioning thermostat: If the temperature in your house does not match the setting on your thermostat, schedule an appointment with our experts to determine the cause of the issue.
- Inadequate airflow: Disrupted air flow can cause your unit to overheat.
- Carbon monoxide leak: One of the most severe issues with your unit is a carbon monoxide leak. Suppose you notice the pilot light turn from blue to yellow, or an excessive amount of condensation on your windows, or you start to feel ill in any way. In that case, you need to immediately leave your property and call the professionals for help.
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How To Make Your Furnace More Energy Efficient
While you want to run your furnace in the winter months to take the chill out of the air, it can cause your utility bills to rise. You can try to reduce those costs by using these tips to make your system more energy efficient:
- Add a programmable thermostat to better control the temperature.
- Make sure your air ducts are in good working condition.
- Check the insulation in your property.
- Schedule regular maintenance appointments with a professional.
- Change the filters regularly.
- Let the sunlight in to add natural warmth.