JC Mechanical Inc. Blog : Posts Tagged ‘Heating Repair’

Troubleshooting your Furnace Burners

Monday, January 2nd, 2017

If you live in the Fullerton, CA area, you most likely use a gas furnace to heat your home. They’re quite effective in mild climates like ours and most Southern California homes have gas lines to fuel them. That puts the bulk of the furnace’s duties on the burners, which will cause the system to work inefficiently, or not at all in the worst circumstances.  Only a trained technician can conduct proper repairs on the burner if they quit working, but your can do a little troubleshooting yourself in order to avoid the expense of a repair call in some circumstances. (more…)

Check Your Heater for Early Problems

Monday, October 17th, 2016

After a long summer, cooler weather is finally here in Anaheim, CA. If you haven’t run your heater for any appreciable length of time, you could benefit from turning it on and checking for any signs of trouble. Ideally, you will schedule a servicing session from a trained technician, who is the only one who can accurately diagnose a problem. But by looking for general signs of trouble — non-specific symptoms that speak to a larger problem — you at least know enough to turn off the system and summon repairs. Here’s a look at some symptoms to check for. (more…)

Beware of Low Air Flow in Your Heating System

Monday, December 14th, 2015

La Habra, CA enjoys warm winters like most Southern California cities. But our nights still get cold and while we don’t depend on our heating systems the way someone in Boston or Minneapolis might, we still need them to get through the coldest patches of the year. That makes it doubly important to watch out for subtle signs there might be a problem, such as air flow that might be lower than normal. It may not sound like much, but it can potentially be quite devastating if you don’t arrange for the issue to be fixed. (more…)

Heating Repair Issues to Watch For

Monday, September 28th, 2015

After months of stifling heat, the weather has finally begun to cool down in La Habra, CA, and with the arrival of fall comes the need to dust off your heater and put it to good use. Our winters are famously mild here in Southern California, but our nights can still get pretty chilly, and a good heater can see you through it comfortably. As you start using it, be sure to keep an eye out for any potential repair issues that may crop up. Now is the time to attend to them, before the weather gets much colder and you have ample opportunity to schedule repairs when you like. (more…)

3 Common Signs That You Need Heating Repair

Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Homeowners often worry about their heating system if they begin to display any unusual behavior. This is completely understandable. If you don’t know which signs to watch out for, you may interpret any unusual behavior as symptomatic of a problem. While it is always a good idea to call for professional assistance if you believe your heater to be malfunctioning, you’ll be much better able to diagnose issues with your heater if you know the signs that accompany those issues. Let’s take a look at 3 common signs that you need heating repair.

Strange Noises

Strange noises are a very common sign of issues with your heating system. Grinding and squealing noises often indicate an issue with the air handler, while deep rumbling or booming noises could be located in either the heat exchanger or the burner assembly. It’s never a good idea to ignore strange noises that seem to just show up one day. If your heater starts making odd noises that you haven’t heard before, call a professional.

Rise in Heating Bills

Though your heating bills will naturally fluctuate from month to month, due to your differing demand for heat, a consistent rise in heating expenses signals a problem. This is a sign that your heater is not operating as efficiently as it should be, having to work harder and longer to accomplish the same heat output. This is a very subtle sign, but it indicates a serious problem. If your heating bill seems consistently high, call a professional to examine your system.

Uneven Heating

Uneven heating is a problem that can affect any kind of heating system, though the causes tend to differ. The source of uneven heating could be a misfiring burner, or a large duct leak, or any number of other issues that affect the production and distribution of heat. The only way to isolate the source of this problem is to closely examine the system. So, if one room never seems to warm up, while the others are boiling, you should call a professional to find out why.

If you’re having heating issues, call JC Mechanical Inc. to schedule an appointment today. We provide professional heating repair in the Irvine area.