Are you considering an update to an old or inefficient Heating System?
Are you unsure whether to repair or replace that unit? Are you concerned about the safety and reliability of your furnace?
If you answered yes to any of these questions, then we can help.
Founded in 2000, We Care Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Solar has gained an outstanding reputation throughout Southern California. With 17 years of experience in the industry, We Care has been, and continues to be, dedicated to a commitment of excellence that is unparalleled, providing only the highest quality service, installation, repair, and customer service evidenced by the many prestigious awards that we have won over the years. Our We Care Mission Statement, “Caring For One Home at a Time”, is truly how we approach each and every opportunity, as our highly skilled and expertly trained Nate Certified Air Conditioning technicians walk into our customer’s homes.
We Care Plumbing, Heating, Air, and Solar Awards and Certifications
- Southern California Edison “Contractor of the Year”
- Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) “Contractor of the Year”
- Lennox Air Conditioning Company’s 5X Winner of “The Dave Lennox Award”
- Lennox Air Conditioning Company’s Continued and Advanced Training Award
- Angie’s List Super Service Award 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016
- NATE Trained and Certified
We Care Furnace & Heater Statistics
- 70+ Professional Installers and Technicians
- Over 1530 New HVAC Systems Installed Annually
- We Provided Repair, Service, and Maintenance to 16,400+ Homes Last Year
- Over 10,200 “System Tune-ups” Performed In The Past 12 Months
- Over 117,300 Hours Per Year Spent In The Homes Of Our Customers
- We Serve More Than 74 Cities in Southern California
Furnace & Heating FAQ’s
How often should I have my furnace & heating system serviced?
Heating units that are not used outside the norm for residential furnaces can usually go 12 months between being serviced. Especially in Murrieta, Temecula, and Southern California, furnaces and heating units are not usually used to the point that maintenance is needed on more than an annual basis.
There are exceptions to the annual maintenance rule however, for areas that have high levels of pollutants or contaminants that can interfere with overall heating and furnace performance. Areas known for such pollutants and contaminants include kitchens, workshops, etc. and units in such locations should be serviced more regularly.
Why should I service my Furnace and Heating System?
General home maintenance can save Southern California homeowners a significant amount of money in the long run. When it comes to furnaces and residential heating units, this maintenance is even more critical from a safety standpoint. We take for granted that there is a controlled fire burning in our home heating units that allow us to stay warm in the chilly months. While modern furnaces and heating units are safer than they have ever been, it is very important to keep them maintained and operating up to the manufacturer’s specifications. Regular maintenance also helps to keep your furnace and heating unit operating at peak efficiency with the added benefit of potentially reducing your gas and electric bills.
What is the average life of a Furnace and Heating System?
The industry average for the lifespan of a central heating system is roughly 12 to 15 years. However, living in a moderate climate like Murrieta, Temecula, or just about anywhere in Southern California, it is possible to get more out of your home heating system. Heat pump systems have roughly the same lifespan and we recommend yearly maintenance to help extend the life of your furnace, central heating system, and heat pump.
How often should I replace my filters?
We generally recommend that you replace your disposable air filters at least once per month. As for washable filters, we recommend that they are inspected, washed, and dried thoroughly once per month. Proper filter replacement and maintenance can help reduce load on your system which can reduce your energy consumption while extending the life of your central heating system.
How important is it to get the right size furnace and heating equipment?
The proper sizing of a central heating unit in your home is extremely important to get right from the start. This is true for energy efficiency as well as for the comfort of you and your family. Under-sizing will cause the central heating system to run longer, work harder, and consume more fuel which you will probably see in your monthly utility bills.
Should I be concerned about carbon monoxide in my home?
Absolutely! Carbon monoxide (CO) is a gas that is generated while burning combustible fuels. What makes carbon monoxide so dangerous is that it is tasteless, colorless, odorless, and can be fatal. Even small amounts of carbon monoxide exposure can cause flu-like symptoms which can include nausea, dizziness, headache, and fatigue. Long-term exposure to carbon monoxide can lead to loss of consciousness and even death. Cracks, leaks, obstructions, or other malfunctions can increase the chances of carbon monoxide being introduced into your home.
It is very important to keep you and your family safe by properly maintaining your heating equipment and making sure that you have carbon monoxide detectors installed properly throughout the home. Other sources of carbon monoxide can be found in fireplaces, cooking equipment, and other gas burning components of your home. If you suspect that there may be carbon monoxide in your home, it is important to get you, your family, pets, etc. all out of the home and contact the proper authorities which can often include your local fire department.
What are possible causes of cracks in a heat exchanger?
Normal use of a heating system can create conditions where the components heat and cool rapidly and regularly. This is with normal use, however, if a system is overworked it is more likely to have premature deterioration of critical components. Dirty air filters or blocked vents can also cause burners to not function properly which can lead to disruptions in the combustion process which can all create conditions that are conducive to cracks in heat exchangers.
The purpose of a heat exchanger is to separate the safe warm air from the dangerous carbon monoxide that is created during the combustion process. This single overlooked component is critical to the function and safety of your heating unit.