The climate here in Los Angeles is different than other areas of the country and even different than most of California. Our neighbors to the north deal with frigid winters and snow, and we’re enjoying slightly higher temperatures without much worry about snow.
But, a lack of snow doesn’t mean we aren’t worried about the cold weather. We still want our heaters to work on the coldest days of winter. If your furnace has been giving you problems this year and you need furnace repair in Los Angeles, our team can help. In the meantime, you can keep reading to learn why you don’t need to put off service for furnace problems in LA this season.
Lack of Heat
If your furnace isn’t blowing hot air into your home, there’s a problem. With mild temperatures, it’s easy to ignore this problem because your home may still be comfortable even with a lack of heat. But a lack of hot air can signal that your heater is having problems. If you let the issue slide, your heater may end up not working at all. Keep in mind that you can encounter a lack of heat with both gas and electric furnaces, so the problem isn’t exclusive to one type of system.
High Energy Bills
Since we do have milder weather, your energy bills shouldn’t skyrocket in the winter. If your energy bills begin to creep up and increase slowly each month without fluctuating back down again, that’s a problem. It’s also a red flag if you notice a single jump in your energy bill in one month. Your furnace uses a lot of energy to heat your home and it may be the reason for increases.
Getting your furnace checked out is a good way to either eliminate that as a concern or address a problem with the system. If your furnace is to blame for increasing energy bills, our team can offer a solution and help you win back that energy efficiency and lower your energy use again.
Your furnace should never make noises that are loud or alarming. If it does, something is wrong. Sounds like banging, screeching, whistling, or booming are all bad news. Some sounds, like booming, can have a single probable cause – there’s a delay in the ignition which is allowing gas to build up in the system. When the fuel finally does ignite, a small explosion happens and makes a booming sound.
Other sounds like whistling or screeching could point to a number of problems. An expert should take a look to pinpoint the problem and fix it before it spreads and leads to more damage inside your furnace. The bottom line is, alarming sounds are always a reason to give our team a call. The problem may be big, or it may be small.
JMS Air Conditioning and Heating has your back. Call us today to schedule an appointment for an air purifier in Glendale, CA!