Orange County Furnace Repair & Maintenance
HVAC Services to Keep Your Home Comfortable when It’s Cold
Even though your furnace may not be the first appliance that comes to mind when you think of home comfort in California, there are nights during the year when it comes into play. Just because it isn’t needed the same as in northern states, you still want it to function when the temperatures cool down. If you align yourself with a sound, reputable service provider, you’ll always have access to quality furnace repair and maintenance services when you need them.
Are you looking for high-quality furnace repair and maintenance in Orange County? Call (714) 252-7460 today for reputable, affordable service you can count on every time. Just let us know what the trouble is, and we will send one of our heating specialists to provide a solution.
Typical Furnace Issues to Watch For
If your furnace sputters to a halt and stops working completely, there is no debating the fact that it is broken. However, most of the time it starts showing small signs of trouble before a complete breakdown and if you are paying attention you should be able to have it repaired before the breakdown occurs.
Watch for signs like:
- Loud knocking or banging sounds
- Unpleasant odors
- Cool air or no air coming from the vent
- A burnt out pilot light
- A rise in heating costs for no reason.
If you notice these signs or any sign that might indicate the system isn’t running as efficiently as it should, call your local repair company and have the situation addressed. Most of the time, you can have the problem fixed and your furnace will be running better than it did before.
Furnace Repairs vs. Replacement - Which Is Right for Me?
While many heating repair companies may tell you otherwise, most furnace issues can indeed be repaired as long as the parts needed are still available. With that being said, if your furnace is prone to frequent breakdowns or is approaching the end of its lifespan, it may make more sense financially to install a new furnace instead of continuing to sink money into your existing unit. To help you make the right decision, it is recommended you have your furnace inspected by a licensed professional to get an accurate evaluation of your furnace's condition.
Repairing your furnace is usually the right choice if:
- Your furnace is less than 12 years old
- The cost of repairs is less than one-third of the cost of a new furnace
- The repairs needed are minor, such as replacing the thermostat or fixing a leak
- Your furnace has an efficiency rating of 87% AFUE or higher
It's likely time to replace your furnace if:
- Your furnace is 15 years old or older
- Your furnace breaks down often
- Your unit needs major repairs, such as replacing the heat exchanger or control module
- Your furnace has an efficiency rating lower than 56% AFUE
- Your furnace has a flickering or yellow flame
The Value of Routine Furnace Maintenance
Of course, you can avoid the need for repairs if you choose to have regular maintenance on your furnace. During the cooler months when the furnace is running more frequently, different parts accumulate dirt and grime and by the next winter, they aren’t running as efficiently as they should. If you have maintenance performed shortly before each normal heating season, your system will run as efficiently as possible and the possibility of needing repairs will be almost non-existent. Another benefit of having regular maintenance is that your bills will be lower because your furnace won’t have to work as hard to provide you with the heat you need.
Don’t let minor furnace issues end up causing your entire system to shut down on you. Contact us at (714) 252-7460 to schedule your Orange County furnace repair or maintenance service appointment.