Heater & Furnace Repair El Cajon, CA
Residing in El Cajon, we provide heating solutions bringing comfort and peace of mind.
There may be nothing more uncomfortable or inconvenient than when your heater system is not working properly. To add to your misery, the heater seems to break down over the holiday break or on the coldest day of year. It can be extremely frustrating if you cannot find a repairman in your area that is available. At CLEAR Heating & Air, we are at your disposal 7 days a week, including emergency, weekend, after office hours, and holiday service. We are also offering you options in Energy Star rated systems, which can help save up to 30 percent on your heating expenses in the winter months.
Cannot decide on a heating repair or replacement? Check out our list of questions below before making a decision.
Alternatively, call 858-630-2972 to schedule a free safety inspection. We are insured, licensed, certified, and will provide you with 24/7 emergency services. Our certified HVAC technicians are more than happy to assist you with your heating needs.
When dealing with gas furnace concerns, we have extensive experience.
When you need heating and furnace repair, it is important to call a qualified technician. A qualified technician will be able to diagnose the problem and make the necessary repairs. In some cases, it may be necessary to replace parts of the furnace.
If you want to troubleshoot the system on your own before you bring out a professional, consider a few tips.
No matter the issue, our knowledgeable, certified HVAC experts can get to the bottom of your heating system issue and make the appropriate repairs. At CLEAR, our HVAC technicians are at the ready to be dispatched in an emergency repair situation or with advanced notice. Contact us today to make sure your broken or damaged heating system is fixed and ready for the next cold snap in California.
Why should you hire CLEAR for your heating & furnace repair?
- Even though we are a small, family-run company, we have a team of experienced and certified technicians who are knowledgeable about a variety of heating systems and can repair any make or model of furnace.
- Because we are a family-run company, we care about our reputation more than anything else. That's why we offer a warranty on all of our work, so you can be assured that your heating unit will be repaired properly.
- We only use high-quality parts and materials for our repairs, so you can be sure that your heating system will be repaired to last.
- We offer very competitive rates for our services, so you can be sure to get the best value for your money.
- We are also available 24/7, so you can always count on us to be there when you need us.
Repair or Replace? That is the question!
If you are unsure whether you should do some heating repair or just replace the unit, check out our guideline questions. They will help you to make your decision:
1. Is your system decades old?
If you have a furnace or boiler that is twenty years old or even more ancient, it’s likely that it’s time to bite the bullet and get a newer model. There are currently some highly efficient units on the market that will save lots of money on utility bills. Lowered monthly utility bills will add up over time and put a big dent in the purchase price of a new unit.
2. Is your HVAC more than ten years old?
Even units that are only ten years old may be less efficient than they should be. A broken down heater may be repaired in order to chug along another ten years, but with those high electric or gas bills, is this what you really want?
3. HAVE YOU CONSIDERED AN ENERGY AUDIT?
An energy audit performed by a professional will give a good idea of where energy consumption could be reduced in a home. This is a good time to find out where heat is drifting out though leaks. Techs have highly effective tools to scope out the situation now such as infrared cameras and blower doors in order to sleuth out the heat loss culprits.
4. HAVE YOU HAD YOUR SYSTEM CLEANED AND SEALED?
A good cleaning and sealing can make a big difference, too. A preventative round of maintenance in the way of cleaning, sealing, tuning up and testing the mechanisms will make an existing system work more efficiently.
5. DO YOU HAVE POTENTIAL LEAKS?
Some of the most common areas for heat to escape a home include chimneys, recessed lighting, outlets, plugs, unsealed windows, attics and missing chunks of plaster. Maybe your system isn’t working so poorly but instead has rampant heat leaks that are occurring.
6. HAVE YOU INSULATED?
A poorly insulated home will have high utility usage no matter what type of heater is in place. Blowing insulation into the walls and ceiling will make a big difference in fuel consumption. So make sure that your home is well insulated before going for a large scale repair or replacement.
7. If you upgrade to a new HVAC, how large of a unit are you using?
Do you know, if a HVAC unit is too big as compared to your home, it will be overkill; if it is too little, it will mean that the system will be working too hard and utilizing too much fuel. In fact, using too much heat can tax the unit and cause it to wear down faster. There fore, it is important to hire a qualified heating specialist for heating repair in order to ascertain exactly how large of a system is needed for your home’s square footage and regional climate.
8. Why is my furnace making strange noises?
There are a few different reasons why your furnace might start making strange noises. It could be because something is loose and rattling around inside the unit, or it could be a sign that the motor or blower wheel is starting to fail. If you hear any loud banging or popping noises, however, it's best to turn off the unit and call a professional right away. These could be signs of a serious problem.
9. How do I know if my furnace needs to be repaired?
If your furnace is not heating your home evenly, or if it is making strange noises, it may be time for a repair. Another sign that your furnace may need to be repaired is if your energy bills have increased suddenly.
10. How can I prevent my furnace from breaking down?
The best way to prevent your furnace from breaking down is to have it serviced regularly. Aim to have it serviced at least once a year so that any potential problems can be caught early on. In addition, make sure to change your furnace filter regularly - at least every three months - and keep the area around your furnace clean and free of debris.
11. What are the most common problems with furnaces?
The most common problems with furnaces include issues with the pilot light, the igniter, or the thermostat.Other common problems include clogged filters or ductwork, and a build-up of soot around the furnace.
12. How much will it cost to repair my furnace?
The first thing you need to consider is the type of furnace you have. There are many different types on the market, and each one will have its own repair costs. For example, an oil furnace will be more expensive to fix than an electric one. The size of your furnace also matters; a larger unit will cost more to repair than a smaller one.
The severity of the damage is another factor that determines repair costs. A minor problem may only require a simple repair, while a major issue could mean replacing major components of your furnace.
If your furnace is older and needs some routine maintenance, you can generally expect to pay between $100 and $200. This will cover things like replacing filters and cleaning out the ductwork. However, if your furnace breaks down completely, you could be looking at a bill for several thousand dollars.
Of course, the best way to avoid a costly repair bill is to keep up with regular maintenance on your furnace.
We Offer Heating & Furnace Repair Services All Over San Diego, CA
We serve homeowners and property investors throughout San Diego. Call 858-630-2972 to schedule a free safety inspection. Our HVAC technicians are awaiting your call at any of the following locations: