We strive to provide an honest and friendly service to all of our customers. Whether you need a simple repair or a full furnace replacement, we can help.
Strange noises or odors coming from your furnace can indicate that there is an issue with your furnace. If it is humming more loudly than before, or have you noticed rattling, popping or screeching this can indicate a simple problem such as loose parts or ductwork, a worn belt, bad bearings, or an unbalanced motor. If you hear new noises, call for a service appointment. You don’t want a small problem to turn into a bigger one!
Switching on your thermostat on that first cold fall day and discovering that there is no hot air coming out or that there is no air blowing at all usually means that something in the blower malfunctioned. This can be frustrating, especially when your home is chilly.
Sometimes the fix is simple: Check your filter to make sure it is not clogged with dust and replace it. Also, check your thermostat. If the batteries are low, or if the date and time are not accurate, that can prevent your furnace from kicking on.
If you still have no air flowing, give us a call, and one of our professional service representatives will send a knowledgeable service technician out to check your furnace. We will do a maintenance check and run tests to see where the problem is. We will then discuss your repair options with you before any work. We do our best to make the process as quick and painless as possible, and to make sure you are as comfortable as possible during the process!
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If your furnace is old, it may mean you are considering a furnace replacement. Mild winters here in Orange can mean your furnace will probably last longer than expected, but if yours is 15 years or older, it may be time to replace it.
Generally, furnaces can last at least 15 years or longer if they are maintained well, but a more former model can be 50 percent less efficient than a newer one that runs at 95 percent efficiency. The mild winters in Orange also mean that you use your furnace a lot less than other places, so your furnace may last longer than expected according to manufacturer specifications.
Of course, newer models cost a lot less to run. It may be time to replace it if you have had to repair your furnace several times in the last few years, and it still is not keeping all of the rooms in your home a pleasant steady temperature.
Another reason it may be a good time to replace your furnace is if your bill has increased over time without an increase in usage, or if you notice the pilot light is yellow and not blue. An older system can use a lot more energy to run, so it can be a good investment and a money saver to replace it. A newer model can pay for itself pretty quickly!
If you have already done your research and have an idea about what model you may want, don’t hesitate to ask us about other customers who have used that model. We can let you know if we have had unexpected repairs or other issues with it. Make sure to look for one with an extended warranty as this usually indicates a better quality product and a reputable manufacturer. If you have no idea where to start, we can help you decide which models may be the best for your home.
Give us a call to set up an appointment for a service call. We can check your furnace out, and let you know if a furnace replacement is necessary or if a furnace repair on your newer system is all you need! Our honest and experienced technicians can evaluate your furnace and will discuss your options with you so you can decide what would be best for your home and your budget! If your furnace can be repaired instead, we can schedule an emergency furnace repair for you so that you are not suffering in the cold! We are available 24/7 to help you schedule an appointment or for an emergency repair. We service all brands and makes of furnaces!
Types of Furnaces
Furnaces (or forced air) are the most popular and cost-effective way to heat your home. They use a variety of fuels such as natural gas, butane, propane, and even oil or electricity, but natural gas is the cheapest and most energy-efficient fuel to use.
Furnaces are generally placed in a closet, attic, basement or crawl space in your home and have a filter to remove allergens, dust, and pollutants from the air. If it is time to replace your furnace, a professional technician will measure your home to determine what size you need to heat your home as efficiently as possible.
- Oil Furnace
Oil burning furnaces in California are pretty rare. With the rise in oil prices, there has been a steady decline in their popularity over the past few decades. They work by spraying a mist of oil, which is then ignited in a unique burner. Because they require more metal to make, they can cost more to purchase and are not as efficient as natural gas furnaces. They are about 80 percent efficient but can be upgraded with a heat exchanger to make them about 10% more efficient.
- Gas Furnace
If your home has a natural gas furnace, that is good news! They are the most efficient way to heat your home, and they are also the cheapest to run, and to replace! A gas furnace works by using the gas provided from your utility company to heat a series of coils, then a blower moves cold air over the hot coils, and the heated air is moved into your home through your ducting.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule a furnace repair or replacement, please give us a call! We are here to help!