At Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning, we know how crucial it is to have a functioning furnace during the cold winter months. Fortunately, homeowners throughout San Ynez and beyond can rely on us when they need 24 hour heating repair service. Our certified HVAC technicians are trained and have years of hands-on experience servicing most major brands.
And, because we’re locally owned and operated, you can expect top-rated customer service, fair prices, and a 100% satisfaction guarantee.
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Santa Ynez Emergency Furnace Repair
Cooler weather is often a welcome relief after a scorching summer, but you don’t want to go in the other direction and experience discomfort when the temperature dips too low in your home. You rely on your furnace or heating system to keep you cozy, but what happens when it decides it’s not up to the task anymore?
If your heater breaks down during a cold spell and needs repairs right now, you can rely on the heating professionals at Jerry’s Plumbing, Heating & Air Conditioning.
However, not every heating problem requires calling for emergency heater repair, but here are the most common scenarios that do.
Thermostat Won’t Respond
If you have a thermostat that isn’t displaying the correct temperature and no amount of adjustment makes a difference, call a heating specialist as soon as possible to diagnose the problem.
It’s normal for your furnace or heater to make ambient noise when it’s running; however, you shouldn’t hear startling sounds like squealing, grinding, or buzzing. It’s essential to call for help when you hear a strange noise coming from your furnace because the longer it goes, the more damage it can do.
If you run a gas-powered furnace, the last thing you want to smell in your home is that telltale rotten egg odor that signifies a gas leak. Gas leaks can cause serious health issues and put your home at risk of a fire or explosion. If you smell gas, shut the furnace off, get out of the house, and call for emergency heater repair as soon as possible.
Flickering or dimming lights or tripped circuit breakers when you’re running your furnace are never a good sign, and it’s a situation that requires calling an HVAC technician as soon as possible to diagnose the problem. A furnace that causes electrical issues could damage your home’s electrical system or cause an electrical fire, so don’t wait and call for help.
Finally, if your heater or furnace won’t power on no matter what you do, it usually means the system is past its prime and ready to be replaced. Call a furnace service company to discuss your options.
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Our Furnace Installation Service
A furnace is an expensive but necessary household appliance and one that you want to hold onto for as long as possible. However, nothing lasts forever, including your furnace, and eventually, you’ll have to replace it. So, the question becomes, other than total system failure, how do I know when it’s the right time to replace my furnace?
Let’s delve into the telltale signs that say now is the time.
The most significant indicator that it’s time to replace your furnace is its age. The average lifespan of a furnace is between 15 and 20 years. So, if your furnace was in place when you moved in, check the system’s model number on the unit itself to determine how old it is. If it’s in the last few years of its expected life, plan on replacing it now.
Rising Energy Costs
Another sign that your furnace may be ready for the scrap heap is if your energy bills rise every season. It’s normal for a furnace to lose efficiency as it gets older. While you can keep rising energy costs in check with annual tune-ups, it’s better to replace the system with a more reliable and efficient model.
If your furnace shows signs of rust or damage, it means it’s past its prime and ready to be replaced.
Have you noticed the temperatures vary throughout the house? Uneven heating is another common sign of a furnace on its last legs as it becomes difficult to push heat evenly through the house.
Finally, look at your furnace repair expenses over the last few years and how many times you’ve had to call an HVAC technician. It’s common for a furnace to require more repairs during the last two years of its life, so if the repair bills are adding up, it’s better to put that money into a new system.
If you’re not sure when to replace your furnace, call one of our helpful technicians to assess your system and help you decide.