Professional Furnace Repairs from Total Air
Winters can be pretty mild in the Inland Empire, but that doesn't mean they don't still put your heating system through its paces. Heaters and furnaces are delicate pieces of equipment that need regular upkeep and proper maintenance to function effectively. If your heat breaks down during the middle of winter it could major inconvenience and discomfort for your family.
Signs That Your Heat Needs Repairs
Your heating system communicates its needs and ff you pay attention you will be forewarned about an impending breakdown in your heating. It is best not to ignore the signs when you them, as your heater is telling you it needs professional help.
1. Yellow Burner Flame:
We are all accustomed to a blue flame burning in the gas furnace. If it turns yellow it could indicate the presence of carbon monoxide - a colorless and odorless gas that is highly poisonous. When you notice the changed color flame, immediately call Total Air for troubleshooting and repair. Unexplained health issues like flu-like symptoms or dizziness and fatigue are additional signs that you should get an expert to look at your furnace.
2. High Electricity Bills:
We understand that utility companies can raise their rates occasionally, but if your bill rises drastically for no apparent reason then it becomes a cause for concern. Heating and cooling account for up to 60% of your utility bills, so an unexplained spike in energy use is a sign that you need heating repair.
3. Constant Thermostat Adjustments:
When your heating system is working properly, you can just set your temperature and forget it. If you find yourself frequently adjusting the thermostat to get the right temperature it could mean that the furnace is having difficulties in distributing the right amount of heat evenly. Stop checking the thermostat and give Total Air a call instead.
4. An Old Heating System:
A heater is like any other machine and undergoes wear and tear. The typical life expectancy of a heat pump is 10 to 15 years, while a furnace will last around 15 to 25 years. An old heater tends to break down more often as it wears out, even with regular preventative tune-ups to extend its life. If you find yourself calling for heating repairs too often, it may be time to consider replacing the unit.
Get Your Heater Repaired Today
If you notice any of the signs that your heater needs to be repaired, do not hesitate to seek professional help. Total Air Heating & Air Conditioning has been serving Riverside, Corona, Moreno Valley, Norco and Jurupa Valley for 10 years providing outstanding heating repair services at reasonable prices. Don't wait to get that malfunctioning furnace fixed. Call (951) 339-2926 to speak with the heating repair experts at Total Air.