In Los Angeles, heating issues often take a back seat to air conditioning issues. Oh, we can be a touch delicate about comparatively chilly winter nights, but our long hot summers constitute a much larger concern than those few days when a heater is required to make our homes comfortable. Accordingly, we tend to forget about heating problems cause by wear and tear until they become too large to ignore: creating a large repair bill and sometimes interrupting service right at the moment when we need our heater to function. An ounce of prevention beats a pound of cure as the old saying goes, and regular maintenance sessions can reduce the heating problems cause by wear and tear. What are those problems, you ask? A short list of the most common heating problems can be found below.
- Reduced efficiency. Worn parts create additional strain on the system, forcing it to work harder to adequately heat your home. That means it expends more energy to do the same job, leading to increased inefficiency and raising your monthly heating bills accordingly. By replacing those parts in a timely fashion, you improve your system’s efficiency, and could conceivably save enough in your monthly bills to more than cover the cost of the maintenance session itself.
- Lost heat. Along those lines, when leaks and fissures develop in your heating system, it causes hot air to escape into your attic and crawlspace rather than getting piped through your ductwork like it should. That means you house isn’t being heated the way it should and again, you’re losing money in costs.
- No heat at all. Even worse than lower heat, you may not get any heat at all if the pilot light suffers wear and tear problems, or the ignition control has worn out. In those cases, you need a repair service to step up as quickly as possible in order to get your heater functioning again.
Heating problems can be addressed by the Los Angeles heating repair experts at JW Heating & Air. We handle heating problems caused by wear and tear, as well as similar maintenance and installation issues. Call us today to set up an appointment.