Heater or Furnace Repair
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 858-360-8438 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.
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. 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.
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.