Heating Maintenance In El Cajon
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You probably don’t think a lot about your heating system until it’s cold or the heater stops working. However, rather than waiting until you have a problem, it’s much better to set up a regular maintenance schedule. This will help to ensure your heating system works for years at its peak efficiency with little to no downtime.
Our El Cajon Heating Service Professionals Can Repair & Maintain:
- Furnaces (gas and electric)
- Heat pumps
- Heating systems (central and zoned)
Our highly trained Santee heating maintenance technicians can service your heating system. Call us today at (619) 419-0505 or schedule an appointment online!
Why Does Your Furnace Keep Turning Off
As the weather continues to grow colder, more Californians will start firing up their furnaces to try and stay warm. When this happens you may notice that your furnace begins “short cycling,” or turning on and off quickly and often. While this is a fairly common problem, it can also be extremely energy-intensive, as well as an indication of a bigger problem that needs to be repaired before it causes further damage.
Causes Of Short Cycling Include:
- Your furnace is too powerful for your space. This is common with new furnaces. A central furnace is designed to run for a certain amount of time in order to heat your home evenly, and a system that’s too big for your space will usually force itself to shut off before your entire home has been evenly heated. This constant starting and stopping will consume a lot of extra energy as well.
- Your furnace is overheating. Furnaces that are old have a tendency to wear out, which could lead to overheating and damage. However, overheating can also be the result of restricted airflow. Too much heat without enough airflow to help keep the temperature within a constant, acceptable range can lead to elements getting too hot and your system shutting down. Check your filter and replace it when needed.
- Your thermostat is malfunctioning. Older systems can also cause issues with the thermostats. Over time they lose their ability to accurately determine temperature, which can force the thermostat to turn on and off erratically.
A furnace that short cycles not only runs inefficiently but frequently faces other problems as well. The constant starting and stopping are extremely hard on your blower motor, which causes it to wear out far quicker than it would otherwise. Replacing a broken blower motor can be extremely expensive, so it’s best to avoid this as much as possible. That's why it's important you call our El Cajon heater repair and maintenance technicians right away if you begin experiencing any of these issues.
Committed To Saving You Money
You might be surprised at how much home heating costs. According to energy.gov, heating accounts for 45% of energy bills and is the largest energy expense for the average home in the United States. In fact, from 2007 to 2012, the average U.S. household spent more than $700 on natural gas and $1,700 on heating oil to heat their homes. As you can see, heating expenses can really add up to your family.
Tips To Help You Cut Your Heating Bill
- Seal and insulate your air ducts. Our El Cajon heater repair and maintenance technicians can take care of this for you.
- During the winter, open your curtains to heat your home during the day and close them in the evening to keep heat inside your house.
- Install a programmable thermostat, so you don’t run the heater when you’re not home.
- Have your ceiling fan rotate clockwise so rising hot air is blown downwards.
- Weather-strip your doors and windows to prevent warm air from leaking outside.
Before starting your El Cajon heating maintenance, schedule an estimate. Call us at (619) 419-0505!