Your furnace plays a vital role in your indoor comfort. And when something goes wrong, most people need a professional to solve the problem. Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning is the local, trusted expert furnace service company Santa Maria residents turn to. We’re locally owned and operated, and we’ve served the area for over two decades.
Whether you need minor repairs or a new furnace installation, you can trust our certified professionals.
Contact us today to book an appointment at (805) 928-5526.
Warning Signs of Furnace Trouble
To keep your furnace running efficiently and protect against costly repairs, experts recommend hiring a certified HVAC technician for annual maintenance and tune-up. However, even the most well-maintained furnace can develop issues, so it’s wise to keep an eye out for signs that your furnace may be in trouble so you can call for repairs before the situation gets worse.
- Your furnace is running, but the temperature isn’t changing.
- You notice weak airflow coming from the vents.
- The heat is uneven throughout the house.
- Your furnace produces strange odors or sounds.
However, before you call for help, here are a few things to check.
- Check the thermostat’s temperature setting.
- Make sure the thermostat is set to heating mode instead of cooling.
- If you’ve recently had a power outage, check and see if the thermostat has been reset to its default setting; if it has, you may need to reprogram it.
- If your thermostat uses a battery, test it and replace it if it’s out of juice.
Once you’ve checked off everything and your furnace is still exhibiting issues, call the pros at Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning for help.
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Your Santa Maria Furnace Replacement Company
We may not get the kind of winters as people in the country’s northeastern part, but winter nights can still get plenty chilly in Santa Maria.
If your furnace has been working reliably for years, you probably wonder how much longer it will last and when you should consider replacing it. Most people wait until their current system fails to purchase a new one, but there are telltale signs that you can watch for that signal yours is in bad shape, so you can plan on replacing it before that happens.
Your Furnace’s Age
One of the best ways to determine when to replace your furnace isn’t to check the age of your system. If you’re like most homeowners, your furnace was in place when you bought the house, so it could have been near the end of its lifespan when you purchased it. Look at the serial number, which should tell you when it was installed. The average lifespan of a furnace is 15 and 20 years, depending on how much you use it and how well maintained it is.
Rising Energy Bills
It’s natural for a furnace to lose efficiency as it gets older, so when it starts using more power to do its job, you’ll notice your energy bills start to go up. You can try getting a system tune-up to see if that solves the problem, but that’s usually a temporary fix, and you should start planning to replace it soon.
If you’ve noticed that some rooms are warmer than others or not heated at all, it’s likely due to your furnace getting older and not being able to do its job like it used to.
Unusually Loud Operation
You’re probably used to the ambient noise your furnace makes when it’s running, so if it suddenly makes loud grinding, buzzing, or rattling sounds, it could be time to replace it, especially if the system is cracked or damaged.
Check your furnace for rust, cracks, or other visible damage. This is a normal part of an aging furnace and signals that it’s time to replace it.
Increased Repair Frequency
Lastly, it’s normal for a furnace to break down more frequently during the last couple years of its life. So, go back through your repair expenses and if you notice a trend of more expensive and frequent repairs, call a furnace service company to discuss your replacement options.