Trouble Ahead: Signs That Point to a Heating System Problem

February 19, 2019

The most obvious sign that your heating system has a problem is when it stops working altogether. If you had only known sooner, you wouldn’t be making an emergency repair call in the middle of the night. Here are some common warning signs that a heating system problem may be on the horizon. Your Furnace is More Than 15 Years Old Like many things in your home, furnace technology continues to improve each year. By the time your furnace is 15 years old, its ability to run efficiently has dropped a great deal, especially when compared to a more modern furnace. For example, most old furnaces can only heat at a single setting. Modern furnaces have low and high heating settings, burning less fuel over time. The same goes for the air handler in your furnace. Older models run at a single speed, while modern air handlers blow air at multiple speeds depending on demand. Loud Noises Every heating system makes some amount of noise as the burner ignites or circulating fans turn. However, when a system begins to fail, you may hear the high-pitched whining of a loose motor belt, the rattle of loose screws, or the scraping sound...

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5 Benefits of Regular Heating Maintenance

January 22, 2019

Whether you have a furnace or heat pump, maintenance is essential to the life and performance of your system. Scheduled maintenance will bring you peace of mind knowing that all the components of your unit will work when you need them most. 1. Your HVAC System Will Last Longer If you take care of your furnace, it should last 15 to 20 years. Preventative maintenance will lessen the likelihood that your equipment will break down unexpectedly. A professional HVAC technician can perform a routine inspection of your system to identify small issues that normally occur. Once they detect the issues, they can fix them before they turn into big problems. 2. Your HVAC System Will Operate More Efficiently If you neglect your heating unit, the components will wear down quickly. Consequently, all the equipment will work harder to produce the same level comfortable heat throughout the house. This results in an inefficient system that utilizes nearly twice as much energy and costs you twice. You’ll notice a significant spike in your energy bill each month. Regular heating maintenance solves this problem by keeping your HVAC performing at optimal efficiency. 3. You Will Spend Less Money on HVAC Repairs Preventative maintenance...

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4 Signs You Need Furnace Repair

December 14, 2018

Are you worried about the reliability of your Burbank furnace this winter? Furnaces have an expected useful life of about 15 to 25 years with proper preventative maintenance. If your furnace is nearing these ages and/or you have not had it inspected and repaired, you could experience a breakdown this winter. Here are a few of the common signs of an impending furnace failure. 1. You Feel Like You Are Always Repairing Your Furnace As furnaces get older, they need more frequent repairs. You may find yourself replacing the blower, heat exchanger, burners and pilot lights. These repairs can quickly add up and make you feel like your furnace is unreliable and near the end of its expected useful life. To determine if you should continue repairing your furnace or replace it, look at your repair bills over the last 12 to 24 months. If the repair costs are significant, you may want to have one of our professional furnace repair technicians at Certified Service in Burbank evaluate your current furnace and provide you with an estimate for a new energy-efficient furnace. 2. Your Furnace Is Always On If your furnace is constantly running, it’s a sign that it isn’t...

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