Sometimes, a furnace problem can’t wait, and you need repairs right now. Fortunately, you can always rely on the expert technicians at Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning to be there in a pinch.
We’ve served homeowners throughout Santa Barbara and San Luis Obispo counties since 1993 with top-rated heating repair, maintenance, and system installation. We’re committed to providing outstanding customer service with fair prices and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
When facing a heating emergency, contact us at (805) 928-5526.
Emergency Furnace Repair in Santa Maria
Imagine that first chilly night in late fall or early winter. You turn on the furnace and get — well, nothing. Depending on the weather and your situation, you may be able to wait it out until the next day, when you can schedule an appointment. However, if that’s not an option, you can turn to the heating experts at Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for emergency furnace repair.
As you know, not every heater issue requires emergency help, so let’s look at the most common situations that warrant calling a technician for emergency repair.
Total System Failure
Sudden furnace failure is rare and typically happens to systems well past their prime. But they do happen. If your furnace conks out at the beginning of the weekend or an extended holiday and waiting to book an appointment isn’t an option, call a certified HVAC technician for repairs right away.
If you’re running a gas furnace, certain problems require immediate attention, such as gas leaks or discolored burner flames. Leaking gas can cause carbon monoxide poisoning and put you at fire risk. If the burner flame is any other color than blue, it means there’s a combustion problem, which also puts your family at risk of carbon monoxide poisoning. If you don’t think your furnace is safe to operate, don’t wait and call for immediate help.
By now, you should be familiar with the normal operational noises your furnace makes. So, if you hear something unusual, like grinding, banging, or rattling, don’t hesitate to call for emergency repairs because you could risk significant system damage.
Short cycling or rapid cycling happens when your furnace turns on and off frequently apart from normal cycling. The first thing to check before calling for help is the air filter; if it’s dirty, replace it, which should solve the problem. However, if it’s not the filter, shut the furnace off and call a professional to investigate.
Keep your furnace in top condition with our expert filter replacement service.
Our Furnace Maintenance Service
You’ve probably seen furnace and heating contractors advertise furnace maintenance services, and maybe you thought it was just a way for them to earn more money, but nothing could be further from the truth. The fact is that furnace maintenance is highly beneficial for many reasons. So, if you’ve been putting it off or think it’s not worth the investment, here are some things that might change your mind.
Lower Fuel Costs
When your system is running in peak condition, it doesn’t have to work as hard as one that’s been neglected, which means lower fuel costs for you.
More Effective Heating
If your furnace isn’t well-maintained, it can lose heating power. You may notice that parts of your home are warmer than others. As you turn up the thermostat to compensate, your heater works harder, causing it to wear out more quickly. By keeping your furnace tuned up and properly calibrated, you get even heat throughout the house and better comfort.
Longer System Lifespan
We don’t have to tell you this, but a new furnace installation is expensive. So, when you put a new system in, you want it to last as long as possible to get your money’s worth, and the best way to do that is by scheduling yearly maintenance from a trained professional.
Reduced Chance of Failure
Not only do you want your furnace to last as long as possible, but you also want to avoid expensive repairs or system failure. Most costly repairs are caused by minor issues that were neglected and got worse over time. With routine maintenance, your furnace technician will notice these problems and fix them to reduce the chance of expensive repairs or system failure.
Lastly, when you purchase and install a new furnace, it probably comes with a manufacturer’s warranty. But, here’s the kicker. Most companies won’t honor the warranty if you fail to maintain routine maintenance. In fact, if you experience a severe problem requiring a significant repair, the manufacturers will typically want to see your maintenance records before they provide assistance.
At Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we’re happy to sell and install a new furnace. Still, we also want your system to last as long as possible and provide you and your family the comfort you deserve, and the best way to do that is through annual system maintenance.
Your Trusted Furnace Service Company
At Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we offer a wide selection of industry-leading heating solutions. We service most major brands, including Goodman, Trane, Carrier, Daiken, Bryant, Rheem, Lennox, Heil, Ruud, York, and many others.